Inspector tells court he didn't question garages that previously examined schoolbus in Offaly crash

A health and safety inspector investigating a 2006 fatal Offaly school bus crash has told a court that he didn't question two garages which had previously examined the bus.

The bus crashed on a bog road just outside Clara on April 4, 2006 when the back axle came away and the vehicle flipped over.

Michael White, 15, died as a result of 'catastrophic injuries' suffered in the crash.

David O'Reilly, acting on behalf of O'Reilly Commercials Ltd of Ballinalack, Mullingar, Co Westmeath has pleaded not guilty to four charges relating to failing to note or verify defects when they tested the bus between August 5 and 6, 2006.

The defects include a missing bolt and a fracture in the chassis.

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