Driver who caused crash jailed

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - LOCAL NEWS - BY ALIS­TAIR MUNRO

A 21-year-old man whose “ap­palling driv­ing” caused a head-on crash that left an el­derly wo­man se­ri­ously in­jured was jailed for six months yes­ter­day.

Nathan Ste­wart lost con­trol while speeding dan­ger­ously around blind bends on a Mo­ray road and col­lided with an on­com­ing car.

El­gin Sher­iff Court was told the crash hap­pened on the B9010 Kel­las to Raf­ford road on Oc­to­ber 11, 2016.

In the car he struck was pas­sen­ger Joyce Conacher, a 95-yearold grand­mother who never re­cov­ered from her ap­palling in­juries and later died.

Sher­iff Chris Dick­son

“The el­derly wo­man sus­tained se­ri­ous in­jury”

told Ste­wart, of Queen Street in Lossiemouth: “This was ap­palling driv­ing. As a re­sult of the col­li­sion oth­ers sus­tained in­jury and an el­derly wo­man sus­tained se­ri­ous in­jury and sadly did not re­cover.”

Ste­wart had pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted driv­ing dan­ger­ously at ex­ces­sive speed round bends while both front tyres were de­void of tread, be­fore los­ing con­trol and col­lid­ing with an on­com­ing car.

Procu­ra­tor fiscal Alex Swain said Ste­wart had picked up a young wo­man, Tabitha Driver, from El­gin to go out for a drive on the af­ter­noon of the col­li­sion.

Miss Driver de­scribed his driv­ing as “reck­less and dan­ger­ous”.

A short time later, his car ploughed into the ve­hi­cle be­ing driven by Francesca Stu­art, whose grand­mother Joyce Conachar was a pas­sen­ger in the ve­hi­cle.

Ste­wart was banned from driv­ing for three years and or­dered to re­sit his test to get his li­cence back af­ter the ban.

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