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‘Shocking’ near miss with cyclist at rail level crossing caught on video

Scary footage shows how close a cyclist came to being hit by a high-speed train as he pedalled over a level crossing. The Southeastern train was travelling at about 80mph as it approached the crossing near Canterbury in Kent, en route to St Pancras. The train blared its horn as the male cyclist went over the crossing and the driver had to apply his emergency brake. The train came to a stop beyond the crossing having narrowly avoided a potentially fatal collision. The incident happened on October 6 at around 7.50am as the rail service travelled north from Margate.

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