Driver to stand trial

Herald Sun - - NEWS -

THE bus driver be­hind the wheel of a coach that crashed into the Mon­tague St bridge has been or­dered to stand trial.

Jack As­ton pleaded not guilty to 23 charges over the Fe­bru­ary 2016 crash that left more than a dozen peo­ple in­jured. In­ves­ti­ga­tors found no traces of drugs or al­co­hol in his sys­tem, and ruled out speed or dis­trac­tions as con­tribut­ing fac­tors, fol­low­ing the crash into Mel­bourne’s most-hit bridge.

In a record of his in­ter­view with po­lice, Mr As­ton said his sun­vi­sors were down amid claims he may not have seen signs flag­ging the bridge’s height. Mr As­ton will ap­pear at the County Court to­day.

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