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Two charged after Botchergate horror crash

Two men have appeared at North and West Cumbria Magistrates Court in Carlisle charged with ‘causing serious injury by dangerous driving’ following a serious road traffic collision on Botchergate in Carlisle.

The collision occurred on September 15 last year (2018),  between two-cars and a number of pedestrians.

The allegation is Owen Luke Brown, 19, of  Dalston Road Carlisle, was driving a grey Ford Fiesta car on Botchergate, near to the Border Rambler Pub and caused serious injury to Adam Bunting and Glenn O`Fee,  the other driver, Stephen Reay, 56, a taxi-driver of Cocklakes Cottages, near Carlisle is facing the same two-allegations,  he was driving a white Skoda Octavia, which allegedly crashed into the Ford car and caused serious injury to Adam Bunting and Glenn O`Fee.

The allegation is the Ford car was driving at speed when it crashed into “revellers”  and injured pedestrians on the pavement.

The horror crash occurred on a busy Saturday night at around 7pm, normally the busiest night of the week on Botchergate,  a number of pedestrians also suffered varying degrees of injuries.

The most seriously injured was a 20-year-old man from Whitehaven, he was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with a serious head injury, a second man also from Whitehaven also suffered a serious leg injury.

No-plea was entered by the defendants,  they will next appear at Carlisle Crown Court on June 17.

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