Bin lorry driver sentenced for causing death of schoolgirl

|News, Driving offences

A bin lorry driver has today (26 November) been jailed for causing the death of a schoolgirl by dangerous driving.

Nicholas Buck, 52, was driving on the A38 Kingsbury Road in Castle Vale, Birmingham, when he collided with a coach carrying 21 children on a school trip.

A 14-year-old girl died at the scene.

Buck was sentenced to three years and four months' imprisonment at Birmingham Crown Court after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving on the first day of his trial in October this year.

Nicola Heath, from the CPS, said: "The defendant had a previous conviction for driving without due care and attention and failing to stop after an accident.

“This along with other evidence supported the prosecution case and as a result the defendant pleaded guilty on the day of trial.

“Our thoughts are today with the friends and family of the victim.”

Notes to editors

  • Nicola Heath is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with CPS West Midlands
  • Nicholas Buck (24/12/1965) pleaded guilty to one count of causing death by dangerous driving on 8 October 2018

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