Driver of sewage tanker in Suffolk train crash in court

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Arvydas Bartasius
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Arvydas Bartasius was remanded on conditional bail charged over the crash

The 38-year-old driver of a tanker involved in a collision with a train in Suffolk has appeared in court charged with endangering safety on the railway.

Arvydas Bartasius, of Hawthorn Close, Ely, Cambridgeshire, appeared before Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court.

The incident happened at an unmanned level crossing near Sudbury when the first of the train's two carriages was derailed, injuring 22 people.

Mr Bartasius was remanded on conditional bail until 1 October.

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.

A 58-year-old passenger remains in a "serious but stable" condition at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Twenty-one other people were injured.

The lorry was removed from the line shortly after midnight on Wednesday and railway services on the line resumed on Friday morning.

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