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Impatient cyclist nearly struck by London train

By Ben Hooper

May 12 (UPI) -- A cyclist who decided not to wait for a train at a London intersection struggled with the crossing gate and nearly stepped right in front of the train.

A video posted to Twitter by user @Laughingcow shows a man struggling to get his bicycle through a railroad crossing gate that descended across an intersection in the North Sheen area of London.

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The man lifts his bicycle over the gate before squeezing his body between the two sides of the gate.

The man starts to walk across the railroad tracks but stops abruptly when he is nearly struck by the train.

"@SW_Trains Thought you would like this. This was today at North Sheen," the Twitter user wrote, tagging the official account for London's South West Trains.

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