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Thursday, 29 November, 2001, 12:48 GMT
Selby driver's frantic call to police
GNER train carriage wreckage
The smash occured seconds after Gary Hart phoned
A recording of the call made by Gary Hart, the motorist accused of causing the Selby rail crash, was played to the jury at his trial in Leeds Crown Court. Mr Hart, 37, denies 10 charges of causing death by dangerous driving.

GARY HART: Hello.

OPERATOR: Hello. You're through to the police.

GARY HART: Hello, er, I've had an accident on the M62, I've gone off the road and I'm on, gone, an embankment, I'm on a railway line.

OPERATOR: Oh right, and the vehicle's blocking, still on the railway line.

GARY HART: Yeah the veh, the vehicle's on the railway line, yeah.

OPERATOR: Right, okay then, whereabouts on the M62, which carriageway were you travelling on?

GARY HART: I was travelling er, westbound.

OPERATOR: Westbound. Where have you gone from and to?

GARY HART: Oh, er, I'm, I'm just, I think I'm near the A1.

OPERATOR: You're near the A1 junction?

GARY HART: Yeah, the A1 junction.

OPERATOR: Right, how far away, do you know?

GARY HART: Er, no, I wasn't far from the M1, it's just where the A1, just where the, the railway line.

OPERATOR: Right, okay, it's just that I'm going to need a better location than that, you're through to North Yorkshire Police here.

GARY HART: But there's a train coming.

OPERATOR: Oh my God. (Sound of train going past)

GARY HART: F****** hell, f****** hell.

OPERATOR: Hello?

GARY HART: The train's just gone straight through the front of my Land Rover.

OPERATOR: Right.

GARY HART: It's ... off.

OPERATOR: Is, is the train still on the track?

GARY HART: Yes.

OPERATOR: It's carried on going?

GARY HART: Still going. For God's sake.

OPERATOR: Is the car now, is it off the line now?

GARY HART: No, it's, the Land Rover's off the line, but there's a car, the car's on the line as well.

OPERATOR: The car's still on the line?

GARY HART: I had a Land Rover with a trailer, with a car on the trailer, and they're both on the railway line.

OPERATOR: Right, okay then, can, can you give me a better location, do you, you're on the M62 westbound, where, what was the junction that you were, that you've just passed?

GARY HART: Er, I've just gone past the sign for the services.

OPERATOR: For which services?

GARY HART: For the A1 services, it was seven miles.

OPERATOR: Seven miles to the A1 services.

GARY HART Yeah.

OPERATOR Right, what's your name sir.

GARY HART: My name's Gary Hart.

OPERATOR: Gary Hart. What I'm going to do, I'm going to have pass this on to er, the relevant force and then get them to ring you back on your mobile.

GARY HART: Okay.

OPERATOR: Okay, yeah okay then, thanks.

GARY HART: Bye.

OPERATOR: Bye.

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