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Chesterfield crash: Bus driver disqualified

Chesterfield bus crash
Image caption The roof of the double decker bus was completely torn off by the bridge

The driver of a bus that crashed into a Derbyshire bridge in March has been disqualified from driving for a year.

Wayne Oliver, 38, of Laughton Road in Dinnington near Sheffield, pleaded guilty to careless driving at Chesterfield Magistrates Court.

The school bus was carrying 18 pupils when it hit a bridge in Chesterfield injuring one child seriously.

The court heard that Oliver had not noticed warning signs on the road, but had not been speeding at the time.

The bus hit the bridge on Works Road, Hollingwood, while on a school run.

The pupils from St Mary's Catholic High School in were taken to the Chesterfield Royal Hospital for treatment and one was later needed plastic surgery.

Oliver has already been fired from his post at the TM Travel bus company.

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