Level crossing red light warning over Littlehaven crash

Damaged level crossing
Image caption Network Rail said jumping red lights was dangerous and could cause unnecessary disruption

Drivers have been urged not to jump red lights at level crossings after a vehicle crashed into a gate near a railway station in Horsham.

The road was closed for 10 hours and trains were disrupted after the crash near Littlehaven station on Saturday.

Network Rail said a vehicle passed through level crossing red lights and hit a gate while it was closing.

British Transport Police said a 50-year-old man from Horsham was arrested and bailed until March.

A spokesman for Network Rail said: "Jumping lights and barriers at level crossings is not only dangerous, it can cause a huge amount of unnecessary disruption for passengers and motorists as was the case at Littlehaven on Saturday.

"We strongly urge people not to do it."

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