'Dangerous' level crossing stops 999 car in its tracks
RESIDENTS claim traffic delays caused by a level crossing pose a "danger to people's lives".
People living close to the crossing on Meadow Lane in Long Eaton say emergency vehicles have been caught in the hold-ups.
One incident, involving a paramedic vehicle on March 10, was caught on camera.
Jake Rabjohns, 22, of Meadow Lane, said: "I couldn't believe it when the paramedics got stuck with the rest of us for nearly 15 minutes while we waited."
Simon Unsworth, 45, also of Meadow Lane, said: "My fear is that one day we'll call for help and delays at the crossings will mean the difference between life and death. These crossings have become a real and significant danger to people's lives."
A spokeswoman for Network Rail said: "Level crossing safety is one of our top priorities and we will investigate this incident.
"We have a 24/7 hotline on 08457 11 41 41 and we urge any member of the public to ring if they have any concerns."