Bus driver's fatal crash not his first

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THE DRIVER of a double-decker bus which crashed into a low bridge in Glasgow killing four people on Sunday was involved in another fatal accident last month, shortly after he qualified as a bus driver, it emerged yesterday, writes John Arlidge.

As police prepared to question the 25-year-old man about last weekend's crash, Clydeside 2000, the operators of the bus, confirmed that four months after passing his test in April, he was involved in a collision in Glasgow in which a man died.

Alastair Mackie, the company's commercial director, said the driver, who has not been named, was allowed back on the road after initial reports indicated that he was not to blame for the crash.

The driver was recovering yesterday at his home and police were waiting to question him.