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Trucker on train crash charge adjourned

PUBLISHED: 00:49 29 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:45 03 March 2010

LORRY driver Mike Read, who is accused of causing a train crash where 11 people were injured, has had his case adjourned.

The 41-year-old was due to appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court yesterday where he was due to enter a plea to the charge of dangerous driving.

LORRY driver Mike Read, who is accused of causing a train crash where 11 people were injured, has had his case adjourned.

The 41-year-old was due to appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court yesterday where he was due to enter a plea to the charge of dangerous driving.

But his solicitor requested that the case was adjourned until October 9.

Read, of The Street, Hacheston, was involved in a collision with a train at the Blaxhall crossing on April 15.

He was driving away from Blaxhall Hall Farm with a load of crop insulation fleece when his lorry collided with the train which was travelling from Lowestoft to Ipswich at around 10.10am.

Eight passengers were taken to Ipswich Hospital.

If Read is found guilty, he could face up to two years in jail.

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