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