Man appears in court over smash which saw car crash into train in Doncaster

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with an incident which saw a car crash into a train in Doncaster.

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 12:03 pm

Michael Rochford, 27, of Heatherfields Crescent, Rossington, appeared before Doncaster Magistrates Court yesterday morning charged with dangerous driving, committing an act with intent to pervert the course of justice and failing to stop following a road traffic collision.

Police were called at 8pm on Sunday 13 June following reports of a collision between a vehicle and a train at Rossington.

No serious injuries were reported, but significant damage was caused as a result of the incident.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

The car collided with a train near to Rossington level crossing.
The car collided with a train near to Rossington level crossing.

CCTV footage of the incident shows a black Range Rover crashing into a fence at the side of the level crossing in Station Road, Rossington, just as a high speed LNER Azuma express train hurtles past. The clip shows both vehicles enveloped in a cloud of debris.

Rochford has been bailed to appear before Sheffield Crown Court in July.