Driver of Spanish bus in tunnel crash to appear before judge

THE prosecutor’s office of a French Court will press charges of involuntary injury against the driver of the bus from Spain which became trapped inside a tunnel near Lille.
The news has been announced by the French government. The driver has remained in custody since the accident took place on Sunday (July 26) at 5.29am, and will go before a judge at some point on Monday afternoon.
The suspect, who was not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, said to the police that he was only following the directions given to him by the GPS, which directed the bus into a 2.6-metre tall tunnel, too low for the vehicle to pass.
A total of 59 people, 53 of them university students, were inside the bus, which had departed from Bilbao (Basque Country) and was scheduled to take them to Amsterdam.
The same sources explained that, despite the severity of some of the victim’s injuries, none of them are in critical condition. In total, 35 passengers had to be hospitalised and 18 still remained in hospital on Monday.

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