19th Jan, 2018

Police warn of level crossing dangers after reports pedestrians jumped the barrier

Joshua Godfrey 23rd Aug, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

VALE residents have been reminded of the dangers posed by level crossings after pedestrians allegedly jumped the barrier in Blackminster.

A Evesham Safer Neighbourhood Team patrol tweeted on Friday (August 19) about reports of pedestrians jumping the barrier after the level crossing at Blackminster broke down.

Following the incident, officers have reminded motorists and pedestrians to act responsibly at level crossings and said a failure to do so ‘can risk lives.’

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “We were called at 8.37pm on Friday (August 19) to reports of a level crossing out of order in Blackminster.

“Officers attended to manage traffic and to ensure the safety of vehicles and pedestrians.

“British Transport Police were informed. Network Rail attended and the barriers were repaired by 9.43pm.

“We would urge motorists and pedestrians to use level crossings responsibly and to always adhere to warning signs – failure to do this can risk lives.”

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