CCTV of train crash with farmer's trailer left on line


A judge has told a farmer who parked a trailer on a rail line which was hit by a train he was "incredibly stupid".

John Watkyn-James, 51, from Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, had admitted endangering safety on a railway at an earlier hearing at Swansea Crown Court.

Sentencing him to a 36-week suspended jail sentence, the judge said he had put the train, staff and passengers at risk when he parked to feed horses.

The Manchester to Milford Haven train suffered £82,000 damage but no-one was injured.

This is how the crash looked from the train driver's perspective, from the video camera installed in the cab.

Rail line crash farmer 'stupid'

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