A MEMORIAL service to mark the one-year anniversary of a Cancer Council bus crash near Elizabeth Town, that killed three people and injured four others, will be held next month.
On September 12 last year a Cancer Council bus carrying nine passengers from the North-West to Launceston for cancer treatment was struck by an escaped trailer on the Bass Highway, near Elizabeth Town.
Passengers John Dickson, 69, Evelyn Lutwyche, 65, and Dorothy Butters, 84, died after the crash, and four others were seriously injured.
The Cancer Council will be holding a memorial service ``in recognition of those affected by the tragic accident involving the transport 2 treatment bus'' on September 12, at 2pm, at the Ulverstone Civic Centre, Ulverstone.
The truck driver who caused the accident pleaded guilty in the Launceston Magistrates Court on June 26 to having caused death by negligent driving, and having caused grievous bodily harm through negligent driving.
Harvey John Charnock, 55, also pleaded guilty to two charges relating to the lack of a safety chain between his truck and trailer.
He was convicted and jailed for nine months with three months suspended for two years.
He appealed the decision.
He is currently on bail, with the matter adjourned through the court registry until a date is fixed after October 14.
For more information on the memorial service, contact Rosalie Stevens on 6212 5704.