Cornwall woman 'lucky' to escape car and train crash

A woman escaped uninjured after her car and a train collided at a level crossing near Newquay in Cornwall.

Police who were called to the crossing at Trencreek Road, Trencreek at 19:40 GMT said no-one was believed to have been injured.

The railway line is a local branch line and the collision involved a single carriage First Great Western train.

Driver Sarah Frampton, 28, of St Newlyn East said she had not seen the warning and was "lucky to be alive".

Image caption No-one was injured in the collision

She said: "I've been rushed off my feet all day and was not aware that there was a warning at the crossing.

"I don't often come down that road. I was travelling fairly slowly and out of the blue saw the train.

"I slammed on the brakes, but it was coming too fast and hit me. It was quite overwhelming how close I was. I am very thankful to be alive."

British Transport Police are investigating at the scene, where a tractor and train collided in 2003.

A spokesman said: "The driver of the car will be spoken to by BTP officers to establish whether any offences have occurred under the Road Traffic Act."

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