Bus driver charged over cyclist’s death

A BUS driver has been charged with “dangerous driving occasioning death” over the October 6 death of 54-year-old North Perth man John Ferrington at the corner of Beaufort and Newcastle Streets.

The driver, a 54-year-old man from Averley, was charged on November 3 and had his first brief court appearance on December 4. 

Police allege at about 4.10pm the charged man was driving a bus travelling north on Beaufort Street and entered the intersection to turn left onto Newcastle Street, where the bus collided with Mr Ferrington who was riding his bike heading north. He died at the scene. It was a recent change to the route.

Police are still seeking information or footage via Crimestoppers. 

Mr Ferrington, a well-known figure in the local music scene, was preparing for the MSWA charity bike ride in November. While he wasn’t able to make the ride, friends and supporters still made $1,379 in donations, soaring past his $300 goal.

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