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Bus driver faces criminal charges over death of pedestrian
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Bus driver faces criminal charges over death of pedestrian

A London bus driver is facing criminal charges over a crash at Victoria Station which left one woman dead and another seriously injured in hospital. Olusofa Popoola, 59, is accused of causing the death by dangerous driving of 32-year-old Melissa Burr in the incident on August 10 last year. He was the driver of a single decker electric bus which crashed into the back of another bus at the busy south London terminus. Popoola is also accused of seriously injuring another woman, Diana Mathuranayagam, in the same crash. He was charged after an investigation by the Metropolitan Police, and is due to appear at Westminster magistrates court on Wednesday. Ms Burr, from Rainham in Kent, was reportedly walking between two 507 single decker buses when the crash happened, at roughly ...