A father-of-three from Bradford was today banned from driving for 18 months after he tried to run a red light and got his vehicle trapped between barriers at a level crossing, sparking scenes of “panic and chaos” as a train approached.

Elderly people and children were among up to six people who got out of the vehicle when it got stuck on Kildwick crossing at Cross Hills, near Keighley, with the automated barriers down.

Today Jawad Hassan, who has three young children, was sentenced for driving dangerously at the busy crossing on Saturday, August 20, last year.

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