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Action stations: Caravan rolls onto track after bouncing off car’s towbar

FIRE crews had to push a caravan off a railway line after a bumpy road caused it to detach from a car and roll onto the track.

Emergency services were scrambled to the scene just before 9am and managed to winch it to safety. There were no injuries.

The caravan was being towed across the track when it ‘bounced’ off its towbar at the level crossing in Haxby near York.

It then swung around before rolling along the rails.

Heave: Emergency crew push the caravan off the line PICTURES: SWNS

Bob Hoskins, station manager at North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: ‘Network Rail put a stop in place and no trains came near the caravan during the incident.

‘The caravan was winched off the tracks and back onto the road, where it was reattached to the car.

‘The line was then checked for any potential damage, but there was none.’