Shocking moment irresponsible parents sit their toddler daughter on busy train tracks for a SELFIE

Shocking moment irresponsible parents sit their toddler daughter on busy train tracks for a SELFIE

THIS is the shocking moment reckless parents sat their toddler daughter on a busy railway track to pose for a photo.

The little girl could be seen sat in the middle of tracks in Gwynedd, North Wales, wearing pink wellies.

The toddler can be seen sitting on a busy level crossing
The toddler can be seen sitting on a busy level crossingCredit: WNS

Her family then took a photo of the youngster on the level crossing, which sees trains whizz past at 55mph.

Other people were also snapped posing for a picture on the same tracks.

Rail bosses have now slammed the parents as they warned against taking “extremely dangerous” trackside selfies.

Insp Richard Powell, of BTP, said: “No photograph is worth the risk to you or the consequences for your family.

“Messing around on level crossings – including lingering to take photos – is illegal and extremely dangerous. You could be taken to court and face a £1,000 fine.”

Network Rail revealed there have been 433 serious incidents reported across the country since the start of the pandemic.

It is believed the rise is down to TikTok and Instagram, with posed-up photos and videos on railway tracks getting millions of views.

The transport body has now joined up with BTP and Transport for Wales to launch a new campaign highlighting the dangers.

Train driver Jody Donnelly, of TfW, said she and her colleagues deal with “hundreds of frightening and sometimes tragic occurrences at level crossings”.

She said: “People seem to think that the worst won’t happen to them – but if you’re caught short at a level crossing, it simply isn’t true.

“Unlike cars, trains can take hundreds of metres to stop when travelling at top speed, meaning that a decision to nip across the tracks can be fatal.”

Other people could also be seen lying on the tracks
Other people could also be seen lying on the tracksCredit: WNS
BTP warned against the danger of posing for pictures at a level crossing
BTP warned against the danger of posing for pictures at a level crossingCredit: WNS
Trains speed past the crossing at around 55mph
Trains speed past the crossing at around 55mphCredit: WNS
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