Dog in car led to fatality
AN UNRESTRAINED dog in a car contributed to a fatal road collision, Oban Sheriff Court heard on Tuesday.
Gwyneth Neal, 68, of 55 Lorn Road, Dunbeg, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention by failing to secure a dog within her vehicle.
Procurator fiscal Eoin McGinty told the court that the dog jumped onto the dashboard of Neal’s car whilst she was driving. While she attempted to move the dog, Neal caused her car to swerve into the path of a car coming in the opposite direction.
The crash on May 30 last year on the A85 near Dunbeg left the other woman severely injured and she later died.
Sheriff John Herald deferred sentence until December 8 for a social work report to be prepared.