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East Farleigh: Maidstone man Rodney Spicer of College Avenue charged following level crossing crash

By Claire McWethy

A 70-year-old Maidstone man has been charged after a collision in which a level crossing signalman was badly injured.

The incident happened at East Farleigh crossing in Farleigh Lane in April, when a vehicle struck the gate which in turn hit the railway worker as a train approached.

Doug Caddell, 62, from Folkestone was knocked to the ground leaving him unconscious with a severe head wound and a hangman’s fracture to two of his vertebrae.

East Farleigh Railway Station currently has a manual crossing
East Farleigh Railway Station currently has a manual crossing
Signalman Doug Caddell recovering at home following the collision
Signalman Doug Caddell recovering at home following the collision

This week Rodney Spicer of College Avenue received a summons to appear at Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court to answer a charge of driving without due care and attention.

He will appear there on October 5.


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