Cosham rail barrier crash victim sends safety message in graphic video

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A MAN who narrowly missed being hit by a train when he cycled through lowering railway crossing barriers has made a graphic video to send a danger warning to others.

Ian Carter has shown his rail safety film at Waterloo station in London and gained the support of Penny Mordaunt, the MP for Portsmouth North.

The News reported last March that Ian, 22, was cycling home from an 11-hour shift when he made the snap decision to pedal on through the level crossing in Cosham as the barriers were lowering.

He sustained serious facial injuries when he hit one of the barriers but was thrown clear of the tracks, which saved his life.

Working with Fixers, a charity which supports young people to campaign on any issue they want, Ian created a short film, which highlights the importance of rail safety and shows how a split decision can change your life forever.

It shows the horrific facial injuries he suffered and CCTV of the accident itself.

Ms Mordaunt visited Ian at Waterloo to learn more.

She said: ‘It was great to meet Ian and learn about his project. He is doing excellent work in trying to ensure that others learn from his bitter experience. I wish Ian every success with his campaign.’