The man who was behind the wheel during Baroness’ August bus crash in the UK has been hit with criminal charges. Via Pitchfork:
The story of the Baroness tour bus crash in England that hospitalized nine people back in August is still unraveling. BBC News reports (via Consequence of Sound) that the driver of the bus, 39-year-old Norman Markus, now faces criminal charges. He’ll head to court in Bath, England on April 5 on charges of “using a vehicle with defective brakes and breaching a 7.5 tonne weight limit,” “insufficient daily and weekly rest periods,” “using a vehicle in a condition likely to cause danger of injury,” and “not having the correct license entitlement to drive the coach involved in the crash.”
According to the BBC, a representative from the prosecution team says it’s been a “very complicated investigation.”
The band scrapped the rest of their tour following the crash. A video of an acoustic performance, posted in December, was their first performance since the crash.