Elderly man in lucky escape after driving electric buggy on to DLR train tracksRex


An elderly man had a very lucky escape after driving his motorised scooter off the platform and onto the tracks of the Docklands Light Railway.

The man was waiting for a train at West Ham station in east London when he seemingly drove his buggy onto the tracks as a train was approaching.

Elderly man in lucky escape after driving electric buggy on to DLR train tracksRex

Luckily, the driverless train managed to stop in time, a few feet away from the man.

According to the Daily Mail, one witness, @CoralieBarnes, tweeted: "Some guy lying slumped half over the side of the platform at West Ham DLR."

Elderly man in lucky escape after driving electric buggy on to DLR train tracksRex

The fact that the train managed to stop could give the driverless train doubters a reason to think twice.

The trains are automatic and effectively drive themselves, although there is a "captain" on board who can operate emergency controls if needed.

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