BUS CRASH CHARGES LAID

Whitsunday Times - - FRONT PAGE - Inge Hansen Inge.Hansen@whit­sun­day­times.com.au

WHIT­SUN­DAY po­lice have con­firmed the me­chan­i­cal state of a bus played no part in it fa­tally crash­ing on Shute Har­bour Rd ear­lier this year.

On Fe­bru­ary 16, the bus trav­el­ling be­tween Air­lie Beach and Proser­pine left the road­way and crashed into a ditch.

. . .a full me­chan­i­cal in­spec­tion was con­ducted and was not a con­tribut­ing fac­tor to the crash.

A 19-year-old man died from in­juries sus­tained in the crash while other pas­sen­gers were treated for in­juries.

Last Thurs­day, a 70-year-old Can­non­vale man was charged with one count of dan­ger­ous op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle caus­ing death.

He is due to ap­pear in Proser­pine Mag­is­trates Court on Oc­to­ber 24.

Whit­sun­day Se­nior Sergeant Nathan Blain said the bus was in “sound con­di­tion” be­fore the crash.

“As part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, a full me­chan­i­cal in­spec­tion was con­ducted and was not a con­tribut­ing fac­tor to the crash,” he said.

The road was also in­spected and found not to have been a fac­tor.

PHOTO: PETER CAR­RUTHERS

IN­VES­TI­GA­TION: Po­lice have de­ter­mined the bus was in ‘sound con­di­tion’ at the time of the crash.

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