A BUS driver was today cleared of dangerous driving after an incident which left a Huddersfield schoolboy badly hurt.
But jurors had still to decide if Peter Marsh was guilty of careless driving in the incident which left Marc Jackson badly injured when he fell from a school bus.
Marsh, 57, of Rock Cottages, New Mill, had pleaded not guilty.
Teenager Marc, now 15, fell from the open doors of the bus and was crushed beneath the wheels in Milnsbridge in April 2002.
The court had been told that Marsh had driven with bus doors left open after crowds of schoolchildren on the bus caused "mayhem". Bradford Crown Court was told by prosecutor Jonathan Gibson: "He should have stopped the vehicle and said: `I'm not moving the vehicle any further'."
But Stuart Driver, for Marsh, argued: "A crime was committed but not by him. I don't want to exaggerate this but that boy was pushed from the bus."