Video has emerged of the terrifying moment a man avoids near certain death by a matter of centimetres after foolishly trying to beat a train across a level crossing in the UK.
The shocking incident happened back in May, but footage has been shared with the public this week by Britain’s railway operator Network Rail.
“Don’t be like this,” the rail operator said.
“This man risked his life, and the lives of others.”
The footage shows the man enter the level crossing by forcing his way through the closed boomgates, before ambling across the tracks.
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He almost doesn’t notice the high-speed train bearing down on him until the last second when he manages to trot out of its path.
He then stands still for several seconds after the train passes, presumably watching his life flash before his eyes.
The gates of the level crossing then open and reveal how much time the man saved by putting his life in such danger: A full 20 seconds.
The incident occurred at the Brimsdown level crossing in north London, where a woman died after being hit by a train in January.
“Never take a chance on a level crossing and always use it correctly,” Network Rail said on Facebook.