Trucker on train crash charge adjourned

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.


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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.

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

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