Arrest warrant for mother
who crashed car into train
AN ARREST warrant has been issued for a 23-year-old woman whose car crashed into a train hauling 55 trucks of ore at a level crossing near Mudgee last December.
Krystal Lee Jersovs, of Mudgee, last week failed for the second time to front Mudgee Local Court, according to reports.
The court heard Jersovs’ vehicle collided with the train at a level crossing about 11am on December 20, 2011.
A 25-year-old man and her young son were passengers in the vehicle.
The train hauling copper ore sounded its horn and entered the crossing at 50 to 55km/h.
Jersovs braked hard about 40m before the crossing tracks.
The train hit her car, carrying it 300m down the tracks, before it dislodged and came to rest in a paddock.
Jersovs’ son was not seated in an approved child seat and at the time, the court was told.
The rail line was closed for about 12 hours after the smash.
Jersovs was fined a total $650 for driving on to a level crossing with a train entering and driving with a child not restrained as prescribed.
The arrest warrant relates to a charge of driving while her licence was suspended.