Smash driver in court

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A COLLEGE bus driver will appear in court after a double decker’s roof was sliced off as it went under a railway bridge while carrying 50 students to college.

The bus (pictured) was taking teenagers from Billingham and Stockton to Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Darlington, when it crashed into the bridge.

Durham Police said the man, from Stockton, has been summonsed to appear before magistrates for an offence of dangerous driving following the crash in Neasham Road, Darlington, on September 22.

No-one was seriously injured, but Billingham student Caitlin Allen, 17, from Billingham, suffered a fractured collarbone after being trapped in the wreckage.

A Durham Police spokesman said: “A 50-year-old man from Stockton, has been summonsed to appear before Darlington Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, November 10, for an offence of dangerous driving.”