Shocking moment teenager is seconds away from being hit by a train while ‘playing chicken’ in Wales

THIS is the terrifying moment an idiotic teen “playing chicken” was almost killed by a high-speed train.

The foolish youth escaped death by just inches after dashing across the tracks at a Welsh train station.

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CCTV from Pyle station showed him leaping up onto the platform just before a train passes at 90mph.

Three other youths can be seen standing nearby as he celebrates his foolish stunt by raising his arms in the air.

Now British Transport Police are probing the worrying incident, which took place at 11.17pm on October 8.

Inspector Mike Edwards said: “The railway is a highly dangerous environment and anyone seeking to trespass on the line is not only committing an offence but are risking their lives.

“This footage is deeply concerning, quite frankly I am surprised our officers were not called to a fatality that evening – this young man was seconds from tragedy.

“Trespassing is no joke and we urge people to respect the railway and its dangers.”

On average, one person encroaches on the tracks every hour, according to Network Rail.

Trespassing incidents involving young people double during spring and summer compared with winter.

Anyone with any information on the latest incident is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 1900086868.

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