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A car destroyed a railway pedestrian crossing and travelled 100 metres along the tracks before coming to rest in a drainage ditch in Springwood last weekend.
The vehicle, driven by a Katoomba man, was travelling west on the Great Western Highway about 3am last Sunday, July 18 when it struck a boundary fence on the rail corridor, police said in a statement.
“It appears the driver has struck the boundary fence of the rail corridor and destroyed the pedestrian crossing on the city bound line causing significant damage to the gate structure and the signal controller,” the statement said.
“The 4WD continued about 100 metres along the track until the driver attempted to leave the tracks and get back to the roadway.
“The vehicle came to a stop in a drainage ditch, three metres from the track.”
The vehicle remained at the scene until later that day when additional crews arrived to remove a section of the boundary fence and towed it out.
Investigations into the incident are continuing.
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