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Orpington bus crash: Man charged following fatal collision in which Gravesend bus driver was killed

A man has been charged with multiple driving offences following a fatal collision in Orpington in which a bus driver was killed.

Dorjan Cera appeared at Bromley Magistrates' Court yesterday where he was accused of causing the death of a man from Gravesend by dangerous driving while unlicenced and uninsured.

A 60-year-old bus driver was killed in the crash in Orpington where 15 people were also injured, three seriously Photo: UKNIP
A 60-year-old bus driver was killed in the crash in Orpington where 15 people were also injured, three seriously Photo: UKNIP

The 20-year-old, of no fixed address, also faced seven counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

It follows a fatal collision in which 60-year-old bus driver Kenneth Matcham, known as Ken, died after his Go-Ahead bus collided with a second bus and a car in Sevenoaks Road, Orpington.

Police were joined by scores of paramedics from the London Ambulance Service as well as 60 firefighters at the crash which happened at around 10pm on October 31.

The Gravesend resident was pronounced dead at the scene where 15 others were injured, three of them seriously.

Cera was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drug driving.

Police and paramedics at the scene of the crash in Orpington Photo: UKNIP
Police and paramedics at the scene of the crash in Orpington Photo: UKNIP

He had previously been charged via postal charge requisition with driving otherwise in accordance with a licence, no insurance and, being in possession of a false document with intent to deceive.

Cera will appear in custody at crown court on Friday, June 19.

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