posted 5 years ago

Car Thief Drives Through Rail Crossing

Cambridgeshire Police have released a video of a high speed car chase where the thief, Terence Fowler, 20 raced through a rail crossing moments before a passing train.

Cambridgeshire Police have released a video of a high speed car chase where the thief, Terence Fowler, 20 raced through a rail crossing moments before a passing train.

The footage was filmed by Police who were chasing the red Mercedes-Benz after an automatic number plate recognition system alerted them to the car being stolen last June. The thief had his hazard lights flashing throughout the chase which reached speeds of up to 96 mph , while weaving dangerously through traffic and smashing into wing mirrors as he tried to escape the pursuing Police car.

Fowler then overtook a queue of stationary vehicles waiting at a rail crossing and proceeded to smash through the barriers, moments before the train passed. The train is then seen to pass the crossing and smash one of the broken barriers into the chasing Police vehicle.

The footage is available for viewing on the right.