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Woman risks baby at rail crossing


A woman is caught on film running across the crossing with a pram

Network Rail has released footage of pedestrians risking their lives at a level crossing in Dorset, including a mother pushing her baby in a pram.

A video shows the woman running across the track with her child moments before a train passed.

The body, which runs the rail network, said the crossing in Wareham was among the worst in the country for people crossing on a red light.

Two other images show people crossing as a train approaches.

The incidents happened at the crossing near Wareham railway station between 1 and 12 May.

Network Rail has released the images as part of its Don't Run the Risk campaign, which aims to improve safety awareness at level crossings.

Iain Coucher, Network Rail chief executive, said: "The rules around level crossings are clear and simple.

"When the lights flash or the barriers are down, don't cross - a train is approaching."

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