Car ‘speeds through Great Coates level crossing barriers’ as train approaches during high-speed police chase

A motorist who was being pursued by police drove at “excessive speed” through a level crossing as a train approached in Great Coates over the weekend.

Shortly after midday on Saturday, police pursued a Renault Clio that was “acting suspiciously” on the A180 near Scunthorpe, after the driver failed to stop when asked to do so.

Whilst driving at high speeds, the car fled the area and went on to drive through a level crossing in operation on Woad Lane, Great Coates.

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Pictures on social media show the broken barriers laid on the road following the incident, with one witness describing how the driver “rammed through the barriers” as other motorists waited for the train to pass.

No arrests have yet been made in connection with the incident, and police are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage in the area or witnesses to contact them.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “Officers are appealing for dashcam footage following a fail to stop in Scunthorpe on Saturday 9 September.

“At around 12.25pm officers spotting a Renault Clio acting suspiciously on the A180 and requested the driver of the car to pull over.

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“The car then fled the area and whilst travelling at excessive speeds, drove through a level crossing on Woad Lane in Great Coates.

“Officers investigating the incident continuing with lines of enquiry to identify those involved and are appealing for witnesses or for anyone with dashcam footage and where in the area at the time of the incident to contact us on 101, quoting log 259 of 9 September.”

Original artice: https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/all-about/scunthorpe

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