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Lorry driver admits dangerous driving after steam engine fell onto bus

The scene of the crash back in September 2015. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A lorry driver has admitted dangerous driving after a steam engine on the back of his vehicle came loose and crashed into a bus, seriously injuring six people in Essex.

Philip Last, 53, of Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth, was driving along East Mersea Road in West Mersea in September 2015, when the steam engine fell from his low loader.

He pleaded guilty to six counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on the first day of his trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

Judge David Goodin told Last: "Your negligence in securing your load had obviously very grave consequences. At the forefront of my mind is an immediate custodial sentence."

The case was adjourned until March 22nd.

Pancake fun run in aid of EACH

Money raised will go towards a new children's hospice in Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Now obviously you're suppose to eat them, but dozens of people took to the streets of Norwich today for a charity pancake fun run!

More than 50 people from local businesses have been taking part in pancake races outside The Forum.

All the money raised will go towards a new £10 million East Anglia's children's hospice in Framlingham Earl in Norfolk.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

"The proceeds will be used to make a real difference at EACH in Norfolk, whether supporting our short-break care, end-of- life care and bereavement support services or our appeal for a new purpose-built hospice."

– Colin Lang, EACH nook appeal Development Manager
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