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Man survives 100mph run-in with train

Incredible scenes in Essex where a disabled man survived being hit by a train going at 100mph, suffering only minor injuries.

Father-of-four Tony Winskill, 43, of Kelvedon, was travelling on his mobility scooter when he drove on to a level crossing. When the locomotive hit he was thrown free from the scooter, which was mangled against rails.

The Colchester-bound train's driver had braked but was going so fast it took half a mile to stop. Sources from the emergency services at the scene said Tony appeared to have been, you know, drinking.

Fireman John Harris said: "If he had been only a couple of inches further forward he would have undoubtedly been killed."

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Images: Essex County Fire & Rescue / Rex

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