Yarmouth man charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving after horrific bus crash

The scene of the collision between a bus and a lorry carrying a static steam engine. Photo: Essex Co

The scene of the collision between a bus and a lorry carrying a static steam engine. Photo: Essex County Fire & Rescue Service/PA Wire - Credit: PA

A Yarmouth man has been charged with six counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a crash involving a bus and a lorry carrying a static steam engine.

The horrific accident happened on East Mersea Road in West Mersea, Essex on September 23 last year when the engine fell off the lorry and smashed into a bus.

Bus driver Michael Birch suffered severe injuries to both of his shoulders, chest, his forearm and hand, fingers, hip and pelvis as well as a severe laceration to his abdomen in the incident but made a miraculous recovery.

The lorry driver Philip Last, 52, of Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth, has now been charged and will appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court on July 28.


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