School coach crash
School coach crash
MOURNERS have been asked to wear brightly-coloured clothes at a service to celebrate the life of a teenager who died when a school coach crashed in a blizzard.
THE driver of the bus which crashed in blizzard conditions, claiming the life of a 17-year-old pupil, has said he twice asked the school to cancel the trip.
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SATNAVS are unsafe for buses and coaches and could lead drivers into potentially dangerous situations, a leading road safety expert has warned.
GRIEVING pupils and friends of the teenager Natasha Paton who died when a school bus crashed in a blizzard gathered to pay tribute to her at a memorial service yesterday.
A FRENCH court sentenced Scottish coach driver Mark Chisholm to a two-year suspended prison term yesterday for causing the death of a 15-year-old Ayrshire schoolgirl and wounding 19 others in a fatal motorway crash in June 2002.
A COACH driver from Edinburgh smoked cannabis six to eight hours before a crash in France when a teenage girl was killed and 19 others were injured, a court has heard.
A COACH driver from Edinburgh who was blamed for a crash which killed a Scots schoolgirl in France has been cleared over accusations he fell asleep at the wheel - but will still face manslaughter charges over the girl’s death.
THE owners of a coach firm involved in a fatal crash on a school trip to France yesterday admitted their system for monitoring drivers’ working hours was "not adequate".
SAFETY rule breaches by a Lothian coach company which owned a bus that crashed in France killing a schoolgirl, were "amongst the worst examples of abuse" traffic examiners had ever seen, an inquiry has heard.
A FATHER and son who run a coach company involved in a fatal crash last year were alleged to have doctored tachographs to hide the fact their drivers had taken insufficient breaks.
DRIVERS working for a bus firm at the centre of a fatal coach crash were told to falsify tachograph records, an inquiry heard yesterday.
FRIENDS, family and teachers today gathered for a memorial service for a teenage girl who died when a coach carrying a school party crashed in France.
A MEMORIAL service for the teenage girl who was killed in a coach crash in France will be held at her school on Monday, it was announced yesterday.
THE driver of a school coach involved in the Largs Academy death crash in France was due to return to Edinburgh today.
THE body of the schoolgirl killed in last week’s coach crash in France was due to be flown back to Britain last night.
FINAL arrangements are being made today to fly the body of Katherine Fish, 15, home from France, four days after the coach crash which claimed her life.
VICTIMS of the French coach crash which killed a 15-year-old girl were due to return to Scotland last night.
THE driver of the coach that crashed near Dijon killing a teenage girl said yesterday that he did not fall asleep at the wheel.
FRENCH crash investigators who interviewed the coach driver Mark Chisholm believe that the accident in which Katherine Fish, 15, died happened as he tried to get back on to the A6 motorway after mistakenly exiting on to a sliproad.
THE family of Katherine Fish last night paid an emotional tribute to the daughter they called "the best".