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Bus driver fined after passengers hurt

PUBLISHED: 20:18 01 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:46 03 March 2010

A FORMER double decker bus driver was fined £90 after two passengers were injured in an accident at Ipswich Railway station.

Andrew Farrow, of Baden Powell Drive, Colchester, admitted careless driving of the First Plus bus used to replace the rail service to Liverpool Street Station in March this year.

A FORMER double decker bus driver was fined £90 after two passengers were injured in an accident at Ipswich Railway station.

Andrew Farrow, of Baden Powell Drive, Colchester, admitted careless driving of the First Plus bus used to replace the rail service to Liverpool Street Station in March this year.

Gareth Davies, prosecuting at South East Suffolk magistrates' court, said Farrow hit a wooden canopy as he drove into the taxi rank.

"A piece of the canopy ripped into the top deck of the bus," said Mr Davies. "There was a passenger on the upper deck who had minor injuries and another person suffered whiplash."

The 21-year-old driver was upset by the passengers' injuries and was interviewed by transport police in the presence of his manager.

Farrow, who represented himself, didn't want to say anything in his defence other than what had already been said.

Chairman of the bench John Horton ordered Farrow to pay £55 prosecution costs and to have four penalty points on his driving licence.


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