Bus driver cleared of dangerous driving charges

A bus driver was acquitted of injuring a passenger after he had crashed into an electricity pole. The man, 48 from Msida, was charged with dangerous driving and involuntary causing injuries to the woman after the bus he was driving crashed into an electricity pole. The incident happened on 1 August 2012 in Attard, when the driver was driving in the direction of Valletta.

The victim testified during the case saying that she could not remember much detail, however she recalled sitting in the front of the bus when she heard a noise which was followed by the crash. The driver was driving an old Arriva model, and approached a bend, he said that he turned the steering wheel with difficulty but the bus had crashed into the electricity pole.

The accident caused €3,100 of damage to the electricity pole and a female passenger required stitches to her forehead.