October 12, 2010

80-year-old arrested after driving on to station platform

An 80-year-old man who took a wrong turning in his car and found himself driving up a train platform was arrested for dangerous driving, a police spokesman has confirmed.

Commuters were forced to jump out the way when the man found himself driving up the platform at Esher station in Weston Green at about 5pm on Saturday.

The man, who was accompanied by an elderly woman, took a wrong turn off Lower Green Road and drove down the footpath that leads from Sandown Park Racecourse to the station.

Due to the narrowness of the footpath, the driver was unable to manoeuvre a three point-turn in his dark blue saloon and was forced to drive all the way to the London-bound platform.

The car was eventually removed from the platform by a recovery vehicle.

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