Dog in car led to fa­tal­ity

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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