Tanker Driver To Appear In Court

A LORRY driver from Ely will appear in court this morning (Friday) after being charged with endangering life on the railway.

A LORRY driver from Ely will appear in court this morning (Friday) after being charged with endangering life on the railway.

Police say the 38-year-old HGV driver will appear before magistrates at Bury St Edmunds. 21 people were injured when a train hit the sewage tanker on Tuesday evening. The train’s first two carriages were derailed in the collision on an unmanned level crossing at Little Connard in Suffolk. The 1731 National Express East Anglia service was carrying 20 passengers and travelling between 50mph and 60mph. The force of the crash split the tanker lorry in half. Services on the line are now back to normal. A 58-year-old passenger remains in a serious but stable condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.


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