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A London bus driver has been sentenced for crashing one of the city’s iconic red double-deckers into a depot after smoking crack cocaine, injuring several people.
62-year-old Anderson Worrell first smashed into the rear of a car carrying a one-year-old baby, then veered off-road into West Croydon bus station — a depot covered by a wrought-iron canopy which crashed through the top deck of the vehicle and injured several passengers.
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“This collision would have been terrifying for all those on the 198 bus and could have resulted in injuries that were far more serious or even fatal,” prosecutor Andrew Ramsubhag told the court.
A 15-year-old schoolgirl had her lungs punctured, liver ruptured, and an arm broken by debris crashing through the front window of the bus, while a seven-year-old boy was knocked unconscious after being stuck in the head by broken glass.
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All told, 12 people were injured, including four children and a pregnant woman.
The prosecutor told the court that an expert analysis of the incident had “concluded the immediate cause of the accident was foot misplacement on the accelerator”, with witnesses having seen Worrell appearing to struggle...
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