Charges brought in fatal bath tipper crash case

Avon and Somerset police have charged two men in connection with the fatal Bath tipper crash earlier this year.

A statement today (10 December) said:  “We’ve charged two men in connection with the road traffic collision Bath in which four people died.

“The incident took place on Lansdown Lane on 9 February when a tipper truck carrying aggregate was in collision with a number of vehicles and two pedestrians.

“Today (10 December), Phillip John Potter, 19, of Little Middle Green Farm, Dauntsey, Wiltshire, has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.”

Avon and Somerset police added that Matthew Gordon, 29, of Chestnut Farm, Dauntsey, Wiltshire, has been charged with two counts of aiding and abetting death by dangerous driving.

He has also been charged with two counts of aiding and abetting serious injury by dangerous driving.

Gordon also faces a charge of one count of dangerous driving.

“Both have been released on bail and are due before Bath Magistrates’ Court on January 21,” the statement ends.

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