Shocking footage of man struck by train & other near-death misses released by police (VIDEO)

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British Transport Police have released a hair-raising video of a man being hit by a train while trespassing on railway tracks. The footage is designed to highlight the dangers of walking or playing on the lines.

The nail-biting montage of near-misses was released by British Transport Police (BTP) to urge parents and young people to take a “reality check” when it comes to rail safety.

The video shows a number of CCTV clips of children and young people making it off the tracks just moments before a train whizzes by.

It doesn’t stop there, however, as the video sends the message home by showing a man actually being struck by a train.

The footage is reported to be from an incident at Kings Norton station in Birmingham last year which left a man paralyzed.

Some 170 people have lost their lives trespassing on railways in the last 10 years, according to a police statement. Almost half of those killed were under the age of 25.