Motorist Blocks SUV And Nearly Causes Crash With Train

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This footage shows a motorist blocking another car on a level crossing and giving the driver the middle finger seconds before a speeding train roars past narrowly avoiding a serious crash.

The incident was captured on the dashcam of a car waiting at the level crossing in the city of Douliu in Taiwan’s western Yunlin County, where police are now investigating.

The video shows both vehicles involved rushing through the level crossing as the lights flash and the boom barriers are lowered.

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But the saloon car in front suddenly brakes and blocks the SUV, trapping it right on the railway tracks as the booms collapse in front and behind it.

The first motorist appears to reach an arm out the open window and give the middle finger gesture before driving off, leaving the SUV stuck on the tracks as the train approaches.

In the video, a female passenger quickly gets out the SUV and begins lifting the boom barriers so the driver can move forwards off the train tracks.

The speeding train then roads past inches behind their car just seconds later, the clip shows.

The heart-stopping moment has made headlines on the island of Taiwan and police with Douliu Precinct say they have summoned the owners of both cars to explain themselves.

The two motorists, whose names, ages and genders still remain a mystery, both face driving suspensions of one year, the authorities said.

The police said the saloon driver faces a further fine of up to 90,000 TWD (2,190 GBP) for the alleged blocking manoeuvre.

John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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