Police Beat

Train nearly hits track trespasser

A FREIGHT train narrowly missed hitting a 4WD vehicle in the Toodyay townsite last month when the driver tried to cross the rail line illegally and got bogged.

The locomotive engine driver said he missed the stranded white Toyota andcruiser (pictured above) by less than a foot (30.5cm).

The engine driver immediately made an emergency call to police to say that a man with a torch had tried to wave him down at about 10.30pm on Sunday October 4.

However, the fully laden goods train was travelling too fast to stop.

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