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In case of an emergency barrier to break through:

is pinched twice in the Zürcher Oberland, in the past few days, a car, between two railway gates, and then the train was rammed. In both cases, the Affected and spontaneous helpers tried desperately to free the car – but not so, as recommended by the police in such cases.

A spokesman for the cantonal police, says that In extreme emergencies, if the vehicle is between the two closed barriers to get to the barrier. This should be easier than it sounds, because the barriers have a breaking point.

Instead of the link with a worker in the first case, which occurred between Wetzikon and Aathal tried to lift the barrier by Hand. This was not possible. Shortly thereafter, a train hit the car and pushed it about 300 meters in front of them.

In the second case, which occurred yesterday, Wednesday, on a railway crossing in type, tried the Parties, the car sideways as close to the barrier, too, that the train comes past. Also it didn't work. It is a stroke of luck that the man was not seriously injured, was at the controls when the train slammed into the car.

do Not drive, if the barrier moves

The police notes in connection with such cases, the fact that the red flashing light is observed at the level crossing a red light. This means that Once it is lit, or the barrier lowers, you are not allowed to continue. Who does it nevertheless, fined 250 Swiss francs – and that might still be the slightest Problem, such as the two incidents show in the Zurich Oberland. (hub)

Created: 17.01.2019, 12:55 PM

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