She ignored the red light and entered the railway crossing on Grunwaldzka Street in Nowy Sącz. She managed to escape this dangerous situation unscathed. She was fined PLN 2,000 and 15 points were added to her account.
The incident occurred on October 24, around 7:30 p.m. The police received a report that a BMW passenger car had pulled out at the rail-road crossing at Grunwaldzka Street in Nowy Sącz, even though the signal was already transmitting light and sound signals. After a while, the barriers closed and the vehicle got stuck on the crossing.
Before the train arrived, the driver managed to place the vehicle between the barriers and the tracks in a collision-free place. Despite this, the driver stopped the freight train he was driving.
“For ignoring the regulations and entering the crossing even though the barriers were already lowering, the police imposed a fine of PLN 2,000 on a 39-year-old resident of the Brzeg district, and 15 penalty points were added to her account,” said the Provincial Police Headquarters in Krakow.
Every year in Poland, approximately 200 similar accidents and collisions occur at rail-road crossings.
Fortunately, no one was hurt this time.
How to act in such a situation?
The police remind us to look at the sticker on the back of the cross of St. in case of danger. Andrzej or a turnpike drive.
– Each of them has an individual crossing identification number. If the vehicle becomes immobilized on the tracks, the driver calls the emergency number 112, reports the threat and provides the individual crossing identification number. Operator 112 forwards the report to the branch office PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA Branch issues an order to suspend traffic or limit the speed of trains – explains the police.
If the car gets stuck between the barriers, the solution to this situation is to break the railway barrier.
Main photo source: KWP Kraków