Truck driver found not guilty after crash kills four
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Bath tipper truck crash: Driver says he 'just wanted to warn people'

The driver of the tipper truck which hit and killed four people in Bath, including a four-year-old child, has spoken about how he desperately tried to avoid injuring people.

Phillip Potter, 20, was behind the wheel when his 32-tonne truck's brakes failed and it struck Mitzi Steady, four, Robert Parker, 59, Philip Allen, 52, and Stephen Vaughan, 34.

Mr Potter was cleared of dangerous and careless driving following a trial at Bristol Crown Court.

His boss and the company mechanic have been convicted of manslaughter.

Mr Potter had only been in the job a matter of days and told the court he would never had driven the lorry had he known the brakes were faulty.

  • 22 Dec 2016
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