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Fatal bus crash caught on CCTV

This is the moment an elderly bus driver caused a fatal crash. Credit: West Midlands Police

This is the moment an elderly bus driver caused a fatal crash.

Two people died when the former Mayor of Leamington Spa, Kailash Chander, mistook the accelerator for the brake before the smash in Coventry.

Chander, who is now 80, was diagnosed with dementia after his vehicle ploughed into the side of a Sainsbury's supermarket in October 2015.

The moments before the crash, and the fatal accident itself, were captured on CCTV.

Members of the public can be seen running out of the path of the bus with one man warning shoppers.

Pedestrian Dora Hancox, 76, and seven-year-old passenger Rowan Fitzgerald died in the smash which happened on Trinity Street.

Rowan, who was sitting at the front of the upper deck, died of a head injury while Mrs Hancox died from multiple injuries after being hit by the bus and a falling lamppost.

Chander was deemed medically unfit to stand trial, and today (Tuesday) Birmingham Crown Court ruled he was driving dangerously at the time.