Death crash bus company fined £2.3m

Death crash bus company fined £2.3m

- Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe bus ploughed into a Coventry branch of Sainsbury's in October 2015 A bus company has been fined £2.3m after ignoring warnings about an "erratic" driver who crashed into a supermarket, killing two people.

- Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Kailash Chander, a former mayor of Leamington Spa, was diagnosed with dementia and deemed unfit to plead or stand trial Midland Red (South) Ltd was sentenced alongside Mr Chander, who received a two-year medical supervision order, after a two-day hearing at Birmingham Crown Court.

- Mr Chander had been warned about his "erratic" driving by the company after four crashes in three years, the trial of facts found in September.

- Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Rowan Fitzgerald attended St Anthony's Catholic Primary School in Leamington Spa Seven-year-old Rowan Fitzgerald was riding on the top deck and died of a head injury when the bus crashed on Trinity Street on 3 October 2015.

- Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Dora Hancox, from Nuneaton, was struck by the bus and a falling lamppost Mr Chander's barrister Robert Smith told the court the former Leamington Spa mayor was "traumatised" by the crash and now required full-time care.

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