SHOCKING CCTV footage has emerged showing a white van crashing through a level crossing in Ireland.
The video also shows a cyclist riding across the tracks just seconds later.
Luckily an automated system alerted the train driver to what had happened and he stopped the train several hundred metres away.
Watch the video below...
The incident took place in Co. Galway on Monday, September 11 and left drivers and rail passengers stranded for an hour.
18:00 Limerick Galway is expected to be 45mins late due to damage to a level crossing by a road vehicle
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) September 11, 2017
Ireland's national rail service Iarnród Éireann released the footage showing how the driver of the white van failed to stop at the Kiltartan crossing on the N18 Ennis to Galway road at around 7.35pm.
Gardaí are investigating the incident, which saw the van drive away after it crashed through the barrier.
Here's the moment the van smashes into the level crossing...
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) September 13, 2017