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Galway Gardai search for driver of van that smashed through level crossing gates

Galway Gardai are searching for the driver of a white van that smashed through the closed gates of a level crossing, as a passenger train was approaching.

The incident happened at about 7.30 on Monday evening at the Kiltartan crossing on the Galway to Ennis road, north of Gort.

The train driver was alerted to the incident by an automated system, and was able to stop the Limerick to Galway train several hundred metres from the crossing.

Warning lights and an alarm were activated at the unmanned crossing ahead of the train’s arrival, but a white van was driven straight through the barriers and drove off.



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