Thursday 4th January 2018
Driver Banned For Crash At National Express

A coach driver from National Express has been banned from driving for two years, fined £660 and ordered to pay £90 court costs & a £66 victim surcharge, after a serious crash on the A120 near Great Dunmow.

This incident, which happened on 8th June 2017, left one woman needing her big toe amputated and another woman suffered a fractured knee, a broken toe, dislocated hip, sprained ankle and bruised ribs.

The coach had been making the journey from Ipswich to Heathrow Airport, via Stansted Airport with 46 passengers and 1 driver onboard.

Driver, Richard Harding, 34, of Station Road, Leiston, in Suffolk, was driving the National Express coach when it crashed into a stationary lorry. However it hit a lorry which had suffered a flat tire and was awaiting recovery.

The coach had its front windscreen and door caved in when emergency services arrived on the scene.

The two women seriously injured spent time in hospital and 14 people were injured in the incident and police say "It is extremely fortunate no-one was killed."

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