Driver charged over bus crash

A BUS driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a crash in Stowmarket that killed another motorist.Robert Lacey, of Jocelyn Close, Bury St Edmunds, will now appear before Bury St Edmunds magistrates' court tomorrow.

A BUS driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a crash in Stowmarket that killed another motorist.

Robert Lacey, of Jocelyn Close, Bury St Edmunds, will now appear before Bury St Edmunds magistrates' court tomorrow.

The 47-year-old was arrested immediately after the accident, which happened at about 10am on April 26 near to the junction with Cardinalls Road and Newton Road.

The collision involved a green Citreon ZX car and a First Eastern Counties bus, which was carrying five passengers.


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Two women, thought to be teenagers, suffered minor injuries in the incident and were taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment. The driver of the number 86 bus also suffered minor cuts.

John Wills, of Birch Close, Stowupland, was pronounced dead at the scene following the collision.

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Firefighters attended the scene to cut the 77-year-old free from the wreckage and help clear the scene.

The road was closed for more than two hours while police began their investigations. Traffic diverted along alternative routes while this took place.

After the accident, John Pope, managing director of First Eastern Counties, spoke of the "shock" among his staff.

Today, he added: "We will continue to work with the police and provide any assistance they require. We shall carry out an internal investigation, but we are not in a position to discuss this

publicly.

"Clearly this is a very serious and very delicate matter for all concerned and we will be treating it as such."

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