Suffolk

Driver of tanker in Suffolk train crash pleads guilty

Arvydas Bartasius
Image caption Arvydas Bartasius appeared at Ipswich Crown Court

The driver of a tanker involved in a crash with a train in Suffolk has admitted endangering safety on the railway.

The first of the train's two carriages was derailed, injuring 22 people, at an unmanned level crossing near Sudbury on 17 August.

Arvydas Bartasius, 38, of Hawthorn Close, Ely, Cambridgeshire, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court.

Bartasius will return to the court for sentencing on 26 November.

The 1731 BST National Express East Anglia service was thought to be travelling between 50mph and 60mph as it made its way from Sudbury in Suffolk to Marks Tey in Essex when it was in collision with the tanker.

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