A Moray man has admitted causing the crash that resulted in the death of a 21-year-old biker.
James Munro, from Burghead, was driving on the wrong side of the road when his Vauxhall Astra collided head-on with the motorbike being ridden by Euan Slater.
Yesterday, the 34-yearold admitted causing the collision by driving without due care and attention – less than two weeks short of the first anniversary of the horror smash. Mr Slater died at the scene after sustaining horrific injuries.
Munro had attempted to overtake another car on the B9089 Kinloss to Burghead road when the crash occurred on November 25 last year.
It is understood Mr Slater’s bike was driven backwards, against its own momentum, due to the force of the crash near the Roseisle sewage works before it came to rest.
Munro’s car veered off the road towards trees after the impact.
The Burghead resident has now pleaded guilty at Elgin Sheriff Court to overtaking on the rural road when “it was not safe to do so”.
Defence advocate David Moggach stressed that while his client had been in trouble with the authorities in the past he had not had any convictions for the last 14 years.
Family and friends of Mr Slater were at Elgin Sheriff Court yesterday to see Munro face justice.
Munro, of Fraser Road in Burghead, was banned from driving at court yesterday until his next appearance on December 12.
Sentence was deferred until that date for background reports to be prepared.
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