Lorry driver hit level crossing barriers at Lolham

The damaged barriers. Photo: British Transport Police
The damaged barriers. Photo: British Transport Police

A lorry driver who crashed his truck through a level crossing has been fined at Peterborough Crown Court.

Heavy goods vehicle driver Stephen Miller admitted careless driving.

The court heard the incident happened at the level crossing in King Street in Lolham, near Helpston, on April 2 at about 10am.

As the barriers were lowering, instead of stopping, Miller’s lorry carried on through the crossing, seriously damaging the barriers.

One barrier was so badly damaged, it was ripped from its mechanics and left bent across the rail tracks.

As a result, train services in the area were delayed by more than four hours.

Miller,45, from Manningtree, in Essex, was fined a total of £300 and was ordered to pay costs of £50 and a victim surcharge of £30. He was also given four points on his licence.