Driver weeps in court over death of teen
A DRIVER wept yesterday as he told a jury he was to blame for the death of a 15-year-old girl who was knocked down on a crossing.
Kieran Kennedy, 20, said he failed to notice traffic lights had turned from green to amber as he drove his Volkswagen Scirocco at around 40mph.
He had only passed his driving test weeks earlier when he hit Megan Scott as she crossed Kingsway in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, at 5.46pm on October 18, 2017.
Kennedy, of Chapelton, Lanarkshire, told the High Court in Glasgow he got out of his car then dialled 999, adding: ‘I felt numb.’ He denies causing Megan’s death by dangerous driving, but has offered to plead guilty to the lesser charge of careless driving.
The former rail maintenance worker has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. He said: ‘I’ve thought about that day every day. It’s the only thing I think about.’
A police traffic officer told the court he was driving too fast for the conditions.
The trial, before judge Lord Armstrong, continues.