M4/M25 National Express Coach Accident Update

Coach accident, 3 January, near Heathrow Airport

02.08.2007

 

02/08/2007

The coach driver appeared in court charged with the deaths of three people who were killed in a crash on the M25 near Heathrow Airport. Philip Rooney, 48, from Lanarkshire, faces three counts of causing death by dangerous driving. The London-to-Aberdeen National Express coach overturned on the M4/M25 slip road on 3 January. Two people died soon afterwards and a third died on 1 July. Mr Rooney was granted unconditional bail by Reading magistrates. He is due to appear at Reading Crown Court on 8 November. Christina Toner, 76, from Dundee, and 30-year-old Yi Di Lin, a Chinese national, died in the crash. John Carruthers, 78, of Chertsey, Surrey, died six months later in hospital.

A coach driver has been charged over the deaths of three people who were killed in an accident on the M25 near Heathrow Airport on 3 January 2007.

Philip Rooney, 48, of Lanarkshire, Scotland, faces three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

The London-to-Aberdeen National Express coach overturned on the M4/M25 slip road on 3 January. Two people died soon after the accident and a third died on 1 July.

Mr Rooney is due to appear before Reading magistrates on 31 July.

Christina Toner, 76, from Dundee, Scotland, and 30-year-old Yi Di Lin, a Chinese national, died in the crash.
John Carruthers, 78, of Chertsey, Surrey, died six months later in hospital on 1 July.

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