The 64-ton Sprinter train thundered into the side of a red Vauxhall Astra at 36mph. The car was parked on the crossing. The impact pushed the car more than 100 yards down the line, spraying debris along the side of the track. The vehicle ended up crumpled beneath the train and the two front buffers punched out its passenger windows. Mr Nelson said the cost of staging the crash was small compared to the bill for accidents at crossings.
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