DRIVERS at a level crossing watched in horror as a man jumped the barrier and ran into the path of an oncoming 140mph train.
He fell over at the side of the track but managed to scramble to his
feet and get to safety with a split second to spare.
Mum-of-two Laura Robinson, who witnessed the terrifying incident,
said: "He looked at the train coming and stumbled across the tracks, by which time I yelled at the children not to look.
"I felt sick for ages afterwards, and I felt for the poor train driver."
British Transport Police were called to the incident in Gillingham, Kent, last Friday. A man aged 61 was detained under the Mental Health Act.