The CCTV footage of the first incident has done the rounds on social media and you might think that it would deter other risk-takers. At least for a while. Well, no.


Machinist redt leven van een fietser op onbewaakte overweg

Incidenten op onbewaakte overwegen gebeuren helaas niet incidentelijk. We zien bij al deze overwegen structureel 'bijna aanrijdingen' gebeuren. Zo is dat ook te zien bij een onbewaakte overweg in Geleen, waar we vorige week al een andere (inmiddels wereldberoemde) video over plaatste. Hier opnieuw iemand die maar nipt aan de dood ontsnapt… Gelukkig remt ook hier de machinist zo snel mogelijk en geeft dat de fietser nét die extra centimeters… Vandaag sluiten we deze overweg definitief af!

Gepostet von ProRail am Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2018

“Again, someone narrowly avoids death, fortunately the driver slows as soon as possible and gives the cyclist just those extra inches,” Dutch rail organisation ProRail commented on the new video.

This time, the rider approaches the crossing at night. After navigating a set of bollards, he pedals onto the tracks despite the clearly visible oncoming train and its nearing lights. He speeds up, only just avoids the train and then stops to catch his breath. Probably thanking the driver for their quick reaction.

Again, be safe out there. Please.

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