19 October 2020

Stagecoach Driver due in court

It has been over a year since the accident involving a Stagecoach Gold bus left 37 people injured. Todays its been announced that the driver is going to appear in court charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving – but the case isnt due until JUNE NEXT YEAR:

The driver of a Stagecoach Gold double decker is to face trial next year after it overturned in an accident which left 37 people injured.

Kameron Allan, aged 20, repeated his not guilty pleas at Plymouth Crown Court to 10 charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on October 5, 2019 near Totnes.

Judge James Townsend set down a trial on June 1 next year, apologising to the court for the delay.

Allan had previous denied identical charges before Newton Abbot magistrates.

He allegedly caused serious injury by dangerous driving to passengers Mary Westley, Cheryl Russ, Gareth Pass, Gillian Spackman, Robert Ritson, David Duncan, Susan Ratcliffe, Mary Bailey and Zita and Eammon Delaney on the A385 Longcombe Cross, Totnes.

Allan, of Kendlewood Close, St Michaels, Paignton, was released on unconditional bail until an interim hearing on May 13 next year.


Judge Townsend said: “I am very sorry to anyone involved in this case for the delay. In the current situation the courts are dealing with a huge backlog of cases and we have to work our way through them.”

The incident occurred as the bus was travelling from Paignton to Plymouth on the A385 to Totnes near Longcombe Cross.

It ended up sideways in a field next to the road just before 11am on Saturday October 5, 2019.

Thirteen ambulances and four helicopters attended the scene of crash and ferried 37 people to hospitals.

It was declared a major incident by the emergency services and more than 140 police officers, paramedics and firefighters attended.

Recently, Devon County Council has installed new bollards on the road at the site.


https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/stagecoach-gold-double-decker-bus-4621166

https://app.getpocket.com/read/3146831902

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As always comments are welcome – but please avoid making any accusations or personal comments regarding this serious incident.

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