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Screengrab from the video posted on Twitter by British Transport Police.
Screengrab from the video posted on Twitter by British Transport Police.

Watch: This driver takes a Mitsubishi car down railway tracks in UK

  • The incident took place in Birmingham.

  • The person has been convicted for the act.

A video has surfaced in which a person is seen driving a Mitsubishi car on the rail track in the UK. The incident took place in Birmingham and the model is being speculated as either Mitsubishi Pajero or Shogun. The driver drove the car about half a mile down the tracks that led to an eight-hour delay in the train schedules.

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A report by Carscoops said that driver was identified as Aaron O’Halloran. The mentioned person drove the car through a gate at Duddeston Station and then took it down the tracks before abandoning it and fleeing from the site. The incident caused damages worth £23,000. However, there has been no report of any injuries.

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When the driver, reportedly 31, abandoned the car, he forgot his smartphone inside. This helped officials to track him down and take him into custody. However, when questioned by officials, the person refused to comment and said he was not responsible for the whole act, mentioned the report. When he was produced in front of the jury, the decision was clearly against him. He was convicted of endangering people on the railway, driving while disqualified, dangerous driving and driving a vehicle without insurance. He was given a sentence of 15 months and was directed to pay a victim surcharge of £156 after he was presented at the Birmingham Crown Court.

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Earlier, a similar incident was reported where a thief allegedly stole a Land Rover Discovery and took it down the train tracks after smashing a level crossing at the Cheshunt train station. This incident took place in Hertfordshire, a county in southern England. Here too the thief abandoned the car and fled after driving it for some time.

  • First Published Date : 14 Sep 2021, 06:03 PM IST