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Bus Driver Charged After Accident That Killed 18-Year-Old In Brisbane CBD

A bus driver has been charged with careless driving following a tragic accident that resulted in the death of 18-year-old Tia Cameron in Brisbane’s city centre.

The incident occurred during peak hour on March 8 when a bus mounted a curb and pinned Cameron against a wall in the CBD. 

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Ms Cameron, who worked as an administration assistant at the prestigious Brisbane Club, died at the scene of the accident.

It is understood that she was walking out of a nearby salon and was on her way to meet relatives when she was struck and killed. 

The crash also caused minor injuries to four bus passengers and the driver. 

Following a thorough investigation, police temporarily closed several city streets to re-enact the crash.

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At the time of the incident, District Duty Officer Senior-Sergeant Steve Watterson said: “The bus has made a left turn from Ann into Edward and for reasons under investigation at this point in time to ascertain why it deviated left onto the footpath”.

“All other passengers on the bus were assessed by QAS with three transported to hospital with very minor injuries.”

Authorities have charged the 70-year-old driver with one count of careless driving causing death. 

The driver is scheduled to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on June 26.

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