Gavin and Stacey star Mathew Horne ‘is hit by a TRAIN on a pedestrian crossing as he walked home from a night out’ but miraculously escaped with nothing more than a scratch.
Gavin and Stacey actor Mathew Horne narrowly avoided death after he was struck by a train on a pedestrian crossing while walking home from a night at the pub.
Horne, 40, managed to walk away from the incident with nothing more than a scratch after being hit by the train at Burton Joyce station in Nottinghamshire.
The star, who did not require hospital treatment, was walking back to his parent’s home during the festive period after drinking at his local on December 20.Following the collision a friend of Horne’s told the Sun it was a ‘miracle’ that he had not been more severely injured.A manager at the The Nelson pub where he had been boozing before the event, said: ‘It was a really, really unfortunate accident and it could have been a lot worse.
‘We are all glad that it wasn’t. He was obviously very shaken up but he’s all right now. He’s got a bit of a scratch on him but no underlying issue there whatsoever.’The train which hurled Horne back off the tracks was an East Midlands Trains passenger service, which was running through Burton Joyce.
Employees at the pub, who said that they know Horne well and wanted to make sure he was okay, rang for emergency services and rushed to his aid.
The manager confirmed that Horne didn’t need medical assistance after his brush with death, and the police were only called as a precaution, adding that they are just glad he is safe.An insider reported that he was knocked by the train and sent backwards off the tracks, miraculously escaping a more serious incident.
The crossing where Horne was struck has warning signs at both ends is typically used by dog walkers trying to access fields behind the pub.
It was confirmed that a person was treated at the scene but not taken to hospital by East Midlands Ambulance Service.
Horne has been spotted a local bars and pubs since the event.
A British Transport Police spokesperson said the incident was reported at 22.37pm and was being treated as non-suspicious.
Another BTP spokesman said ‘a male was clipped by the train’.