Motorcyclist’s terrifying brush with death when he rides into the path of a speeding train at level crossing
- The motorcyclist ignored loud sirens warning about the approaching train
- The train driver blasted his horn as his locomotive approached the crossing
- If identified, the rogue rider faces a £40 fine and up to three months in prison
This is the shocking moment a motorcyclist is almost struck by a speeding train at a level crossing in Indonesia.
Muhlis Jajang of the Indonesian Railroad Lover’s Facebook group posted the footage as a warning to other railway users. He wrote: ‘Don’t copy it.’
The incident took place in West Java and footage shows the motorcyclist ignoring loud sirens while crossing the tracks.
The motorcyclist entered the level crossing in West Java, Indonesia as a large train approached
The motorbike cleared the level crossing just moments before the train arrived on the scene
As well as death, the rider risked a £40 fine and three months in prison according to a spokesperson for the Indonesian railway network
The level crossing was not protected by any barriers. The video shows the motorbike cross the tracks moments before the train rumbles into shot.
The train driver is forced to blow his horn to warn the motorcyclist who seemed unaware of the massive locomotive.
Almost 300,000 people have viewed the footage since it was uploaded earlier this week.
According to Kompas.com, the incident took place at 6pm on March 14 and involved the Malabar Train in Nagreg.
Joni Martinus, spokesperson for Indonesia’s rail network said people misusing level crossings face fines of up to £40 and could spend up to three months in prison.
Martinus added: ‘For this reason we urge all road users to behave in a disciplined manner at level crossings.’
The train driver blasted his horn as he stormed through the level crossing as he would not have been able to stop before an impact