Orpington bus crash: Driver charged with death of London bus driver

A man has been charged with multiple driving offences following a fatal collision in Orpington in which a bus driver was killed.

Dorjan Cera, 20, was charged on Friday 20 May and appeared via virtual court at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on the same day.

Cera now faces multiple charges including:

  • One count of causing death by dangerous driving;

  • One count of causing death whilst unlicensed;

  • One count of causing death whilst uninsured;

  • Seven counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A 60-year-old bus driver, Kenneth Matcham, sadly died in the incident last year.

Fifteen other people were also injured during the incident which involved two buses and an alleged minicab colliding in south east London.

In photos released in the media, the car involved in the collision was seen to be displaying Transport for London signage in the windscreen indicating the vehicle may have been licensed as a private hire vehicle.

Cera, the driver of the vehicle, was arrested at the scene and later charged.

Cera will now appear in custody at crown court on Friday 19 June.

Cera had previously been charged via postal charge requisition with: driving otherwise in accordance with a licence; no insurance; and, being in possession of a false document with intent to deceive.

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