A woman has been charged after a train struck a car on the Sandy Lane railway crossing earlier this month. Heather Bister, 43, of Austin Drive, Banbury, appeared at Banbury Magistrates’ Court on Friday. British Transport Police confirmed she had been charged with endangering safety on the railways without intent.Which is, I guess, the railway equivalent of a careless or dangerous driving offence.
But it’s the bail conditions that raised an eyebrow:
Bister was released on conditional bail and told not to drive, not to enter any rail infrastructure and to be accompanied by an adult when leaving her home address.She’s 43! Unless she’s mentally ‘challenged’ (and if she is, how come she’s driving in the first place?) this is a rather unusual bail condition for an adult, is it not?