School coach crash

School coach crash

Poignant farewell to bus crash girl

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.

I tried to call it off, says death bus driver

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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Satnav on death crash bus was 'dangerous'

SATNAVS are unsafe for buses and coaches and could lead drivers into potentially dangerous situations, a leading road safety expert has warned.

Cairn of tears for only child Natasha as tributes pour in

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.

Driver is fined for school trip death crash in France

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.

Bus driver 'smoked cannabis' ahead of fatal crash

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.

Tragedy driver was not sleeping at wheel

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.

Bus firm admits hours checks poor

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".

Crash firm slated for safety 'abuse'

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.

Crash firm owners 'doctored records'

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.

Crash inquiry is told bus drivers falsified records

DRIVERS working for a bus firm at the centre of a fatal coach crash were told to falsify tachograph records, an inquiry heard yesterday.

School’s goodbye to bus crash girl

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.

Death crash service

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.

Death-crash bus driver due back in Capital

THE driver of a school coach involved in the Largs Academy death crash in France was due to return to Edinburgh today.

Body of bus crash schoolgirl to arrives home by air

THE body of the schoolgirl killed in last week’s coach crash in France was due to be flown back to Britain last night.

Body of crash girl to return home

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.

Casualties of French bus crash tragedy due back home

VICTIMS of the French coach crash which killed a 15-year-old girl were due to return to Scotland last night.

Driver: 'I am totally devastated by this'

THE driver of the coach that crashed near Dijon killing a teenage girl said yesterday that he did not fall asleep at the wheel.

Sliproad error led to fatal bus crash

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.

‘We’re so proud of our daughter who lit up our lives’

THE family of Katherine Fish last night paid an emotional tribute to the daughter they called "the best".

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