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20-year-old tyre blow out killed three on the A3

Post by falkor » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:29 pm

By Euan Stretch, Luke Traynor 16 Jul 2013
Bestival coach crash: Families demand change in law after 20-year-old tyre blow out killed three
The families of three people killed when a coach crashed because it was fitted with a 20-year-old, secondhand tyre today demanded a change in the law to protect road users.

Their call came after an inquest ruled that two young festival-goers and a coach driver were accidentally killed when their vehicle careered off the A3 near Guildford, Surrey.

Driver Colin Daulby, 63, of Warrington, Cheshire, Kerry Ogden, 23, of Maghull, Liverpool, and musician Michael Molloy, 18, from Woolton, Liverpool, died in the crash on Sept 10 last year.

A two day hearing was told how the 52-seat coach operated by Merseypride Travel was returning to Liverpool from the Bestival event on the Isle of Wight.

It heard the nearside, front tyre blew - which was lawful - blew apart causing the driver to lose control, crash off the road and into a tree