Death crash driver’s guilt
A motorist has admitted driving carelessly and causing the death of a Dalbeattie man in a crash on the A701 near Beattock.
The two- car smash happened in February last year, killing 51- year- old Michael Anderson, of Blair Street, Dalbeattie.
At Dumfries Sheriff Court 35-year- old John McVeigh, of Barlogan Avenue, Glasgow, admitted losing control of his vehicle, causing it to enter the opposing carriageway and collide with Mr Anderson’s car.
The court heard that investigations showed that Mr Anderson had braked to avoid the collision but the cars met head-on.
The road was closed about a mile from the M74 for around five hours.
Fiscal depute Jennifer McGill said: “There were no mechanical faults that could have contributed to the accident.”
Mr Anderson died as a result of multiple injuries and Mr McVeigh had been trapped in his car and suffered leg injuries.
An advocate for McVeigh said he wanted to apologise to the relatives and friends of Mr Anderson for the tragic death.
Sentence was deferred for background reports to October 4.
Victim Michael Anderson died when his car was struck by John McVeigh’s vehicle