Ashington driver 'crashed to save passengers' in French Alps
A bus driver died when he deliberately crashed to save his passengers from plummeting off a road in the French Alps, an inquest has heard.
Maurice Wrightson drove into boulders on the narrow mountain road when he realised his brakes had failed.
Mr Wrightson, 63, from Ashington, died in the April 2013 crash and four of the 50 passengers were seriously injured.
French investigators said the driver "undoubtedly prevented" a more serious crash, Berwick Coroner's Court heard.
'Complete inferno' The coach, which was carrying British staff from the French ski resort Alpe d'Huez, was... read more
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