CCTV captures moment lorry riskily overtakes on Lincolnshire level crossing

British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses of a dangerous manoeuvre by a lorry driver at a Lincolnshire level crossing, which forced another motorist to a halt on the rail line.

Officers are looking to trace the driver of a van, whose vehicle was overtaken by a HGV at Ulceby level crossing in North Lincolnshire on January 5.

CCTV footage of the incident has been released to assist with the appeal.

Investigating officer PC Michelle Pidgen said: “The driver of the van was forced to pull over and stop on the crossing after the HGV driver overtook him, at speed.

“We want to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened and appeal for the driver of the van and of the HGV to come forward.

“This was extremely dangerous driving that forced the person behind the wheel of the van to come to a stop on the level crossing.

“This could have had serious and potentially fatal consequences for both drivers. It is vital we trace the HGV and speak to the drivers involved.”

Anyone with information about the incident should call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference PSUB/B9 of January 14.

Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.