A train smashed into the car between Hexham and Carlisle - but the driver and passenger just managed to get out in time.
A taxi driver and their passenger had a lucky escape after taking a wrong turn onto railway tracks in Northumberland. They managed to get out of the vehicle "in the nick of time" as a train approached and crashed into the taxi between Hexham and Carlisle shortly before 7.15pm on Monday. The impact left the rear end of the car mangled underneath the Northern train. Both the driver and passenger of the taxi escaped without injury. The taxi had turned onto the railway line at a level crossing in the Haydon Bridge area. Trains on the line were cancelled and rail replacement buses put in place while investigations were carried out and the debris was removed from the scene.