Tractor drives through rail crossing barrier in shocking CCTV footage

Irish Rail have released shocking footage of the moment a tractor crashed through a level crossing barrier in an appeal for the public to be more careful when using the crossings.

The rail operator said that it has seen a "significant surge in incidents at level crossings" this year.

This clip shows the tractor, which is towing a large trailer filled with bales of hay, driving across a level crossing and crashing through the barrier as it is lowered down.

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