Driver weeps in court over death of teen

Scottish Daily Mail - - The Brexmas Election -

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.

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