Two men charged over truck crash which left four people dead

Two men have been charged over a lorry crash which left four people dead, including a four-year-old girl.

Mitzi Steady was walking with her grandmother in Lansdown Lane, Bath, when they were hit by a 30-tonne tipper truck on February 9, killing the youngster. Her grandmother was seriously injured.

The truck toppled over onto a Volvo, killing the three men inside - Robert Parker, 59, Phillip Allan, 52, and Stephen Vaughan, 34.

On Thursday, Avon and Somerset Police said it had charged two men in connection with the incident.

Phillip John Potter, aged 19, of Little Middle Green Farm in Dauntsey, Wiltshire, was charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The aftermath of the crash in Bath in February. Credit: PA

Matthew Gordon was charged with two counts of aiding, abetting, counselling and procuring/aiding and abetting cause death by dangerous driving and two counts of aiding, abetting, counselling and procuring/aiding and abetting cause serious injury by dangerous driving.

The 29-year-old, of Chestnut Farm, Dauntsey, has also been charged with one count of dangerous driving.

A police spokesman said: "We've charged two men in connection with the road traffic collision Bath in which four people died.

"The incident took place on Lansdown Lane on February 9 when a tipper truck carrying aggregate was in collision with a number of vehicles and two pedestrians.

"Both have been released on bail and are due before Bath Magistrates’ Court on January 21."