Bestival coach crash firm owners banned

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A FATHER and daughter who ran a coach company have been banned from operating buses and coaches.

Tracey and David Hannell ran Merseypride Travel, which operated a coach that crashed on the A3 while travelling back from the Isle of Wight’s Bestival in September 2012.

As previously reported, an investigation found the cause to be a 20-year-old tyre that burst.

The coach has been travelling north on the A3, before it left the road and crashed into a fence and tree.

Driver Colin Daulby, 63, from Warrington, who has a sister in Eastney, and passengers Kerry Ogden, 23, and Michael Molloy, 18, both from Liverpool, were killed.

The firm’s licence was revoked by the Traffic Commissioner who has now disqualified the pair indefinitely.

The pair have 28 days to appeal against the decision.