Gold Bus Ballarat driver charged over Montague St bridge crash

Gold Bus Ballarat driver charged over Montague St bridge crash

A bus driver who crashed into a light rail bridge in South Melbourne has been charged with a number of dangerous driving and traffic offences.Ballarat man Jack Aston, 53, appeared at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday. The Gold Bus Ballarat bus slammed into the bridge in February. The Gold Bus Ballarat driver was driving about 14 delegates from a tourism conference when he crashed into the bridge on Montague St about 10.40am on February 22.Court documents show he was charged with careless driving, six counts of negligently causing serious injury and six counts of dangerous driving causing serious injury.Police also accuse Mr Aston of reckless conduct for driving under a light rail bridge overpass that was only half a metre taller than the bus itself, “placing persons… in danger of serious injury”. They say he failed to obey a low clearance sign, and failed to take reasonable measures “to ensure th…

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