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Coventry bus crash: 80-year-old driver ‘had warning’ before crash

Emergency workers and officials examine a damaged London bus at the scene of an accident. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images))

By: Keerthi Mohan

The 80-year-old bus driver who killed a seven-year-old boy and his grandmother after he crashed into a supermarket had received two dozen warning letters about his deteriorating standard of driving, a court heard. Kailash Chander mistook the brake for the accelerator, thereby causing the crash. He had reportedly ignored warnings not to work when he was tired. Between July 2014 and September 2015, Chander had received 24 letters relating to a ‘spy-in-the-cab’ system called Ecodriver which monitored driver performance electronically. The accident occurred on October 3, 2015 after Chander, a former Leamington Spa mayor, lost control of the Stagecoach bus and…

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