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Posted by Boghound on October 14, 2010


Pensioner drives down railway platform

After taking a wrong turn, the confused OAP ended up on the London-bound platform of Esher Station in Surrey and drove 75 yards down it in his Saab, with his wife in the passenger seat.

Chaos ensued, with passengers jumping out of the way and a Waterloo train timetabled to stop passing straight through on safety grounds.

Astonished onlookers quickly dialled 999 and British Transport Police eventually managed to manoeuvre the car back onto a public road.

Eye-witness Suzan Baker, 47, of Esher, said she was gobsmacked by what she saw. She told the Daily Mail: ‘I was absolutely amazed when I saw the car on the platform. It was not what you expect to see.

‘Everyone was doing a double take and wondering what on earth the car was doing there.

‘When I got to the platform, the car was parked and the man was standing outside.

‘He looked so mortified and embarrassed. He had driven the entire length of the platform, bless him, then reached the point where he could not go any further forward.’

The man passed a breathalyser test, but was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

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