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BTP Launches Appeal After Near Collision At Selby Crossing


8:26am 10th December 2013

British Transport Police is launching an appeal after a near collision at a Selby crossing.

The incident happened at 2.20pm on Saturday, 7 December at High Eggborough crossing in Eggbrough in Selby, say the British Transport Police.

Police Constable Nick Storey said: “A freight train travelling along the line narrowly avoided a collision with a tractor at the crossing. The train driver spotted the tractor crossing the tracks and had to apply the emergency brakes to avoid hitting it. The driver was extremely shaken and had to be relieved from his duties following the incident.

“I would like to trace the driver of the tractor, which was a blue New Holland tractor with a yellow front loader filled with bales of straw.

“We are keen to determine the exact circumstances surrounding this incident. It may have been that the tractor driver followed the correct procedures at the crossing so it's vital that we trace them.”

If you can assist the investigation in any way please call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. In all calls please quote log 326 of 7/12/13.

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