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UK - Mitzi Steady, 4, & 3 men killed by runaway truck, Bath, 9 Feb 2015

Discussion in 'Crimes in the News' started by Supernovae, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Supernovae

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-31339654

    The tipper truck, containing aggregate, lost control when going down the hill in cold weather, struck a group of pedestrians before crushing a car.

    Three victims named as Mitzi Rosanna Steady, 4, Stephen Vaughan 34 and Phil Allen, 52. Mitzi's grandmother was taken by Air Ambulance to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, where she remains in a critical condition.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-31359495

    The driver is apparently only 19.
     
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    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

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    It's a terrible tragedy very similar to the devastating one here in Glasgow in December. R.I.P all who died and I hope all those injured recover in full.
     
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    The driver of the tipper truck had only had an LGV licence for a matter of "months" according to the BBC.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-31454693

    He'd passed another test for a heavier class of vehicle less than a week before the accident, days after his 19th birthday.

    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/13/bath-tipper-truck-crash-teenage-driver-phillip-potter

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    I heard on the local news that the age limit to gain an LGV licence was reduced from 21 to 18 in 2009 to encourage more young people into the haulage industry.

    There had been concerns raised previously about the road safety implications of the school redevelopment that the lorry was servicing.

    http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Plan...School-given/story-21323587-detail/story.html

    http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/...d-eyewitness/story-26001858-detail/story.html

     
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    Two men have been arrested:

    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/17/two-men-held-over-fatal-tipper-truck-crash-in-bath

    https://www.avonandsomerset.police....sted-following-lansdown-lane-fatal-collision/

     
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    http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/...-Bath-tipper/story-29265185-detail/story.html

     

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