Crime and Court

Bus driver charged after Dawesville crash

A bus driver has been charged after a crash involving a Transperth vehicle and truck in Dawesville.

Police said a Transperth bus and an Isuzu light truck collided at the intersection of Dawesville Bypass and Old Coast Road about 6:55am on October 15.

At the time, a Public Transport Authority spokesperson said there were no passengers on the bus during the collision.

The driver of the truck, a 47-year-old man, was taken to Royal Perth Hospital for a hand injury.

Police said the bus driver, a woman from Mandurah, was not injured.

The 63-year-old bus driver has been charged with Reckless Driving and is due to appear in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on January 27.

Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reeks' interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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