Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Luas Tram Crashes Into Bus - O'Connell Street Dublin

[UPDATED 24 April 2012]: Luas driver has pleaded not guilty to a charge arising from a 2009 crash between a Luas tram and a bus on O'Connell Street in Dublin.

39-year-old Oriyomi Emmanuel of Jamestown Park, Ratoath, County Meath, denies a charge which alleges the dangerous working of a railway under the Railway Safety Act in September 2009. A jury has been sworn in and his trial is due to get underway at the Circuit Criminal Court shortly.

21 people injured (3 seriously) when a tram crashes into a number 16 bus just outside Easons on O'Connell Street.

Update: Thursday July 29 2010
A LUAS tram driver charged over a collision with a double decker bus was yesterday hit with two new charges.
The driver had already been charged in June at Dublin District Court with the dangerous driving of a Luas tram in a manner including speed, which was dangerous to the public and caused serious bodily harm to a woman named Suzanne Cribbon, on September 16, 2009.
He was also charged under the Railway Safety Act with performing a "safety critical task" in a way which was dangerous to the public, or posed an unreasonable risk of harm to them.
Yesterday he was also charged with two additional counts of dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm to two passengers on the bus.

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