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Norfolk witnesses latest car on line incident

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HIGHWAY ENGINEERS from Norfolk County Council were this week considering whether to improve road safety measures on a section of unadopted road after a van ran off it and crashed onto a railway line.

The van driver prevented a serious accident by running up the track to warn an approaching train near Haddiscoe station.

This allowed the oncoming Lowestoft to Norwich train to brake to 8km/h, causing only a minor collision. No-one was injured.

The British Transport Police confi med the accident happened after the driver failed to negotiate a 90º bend on a slip road leading off the A143 from Bury St Edmonds to Great Yarmouth.

The slip road connects to Station Road which runs parallel to the railway. The two are separated by a simple steel wire fence.

It is understood that the slip road is unadopted highway and there were no signs warning of the sharp bend.

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