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Van driver admits careless driving in fatal Whitburn crash

Andrew Nisbet
Image caption Andrew Nisbet was fatally injured when the van crashed into his stationary vehicle, causing it to hit him

A van driver who crashed into a stationary car, fatally injuring its driver, has admitted careless driving.

Alexander Young crashed his Iveco Daily van into Andrew Nisbet's parked car on 25 November 2015.

Mr Nisbet, 58, suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by his own vehicle

Young pled guilty to a careless driving charge at Livingston Sheriff Court. The collision happened on the B7066 Whitburn Link Road near Polkemmet Country Park.

The court was told that Mr Nisbet's car was parked with its hazard warning lights flashing when the accident happened.

Young, 62, of Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, admitted failing to observe Mr Nisbet's car and colliding with it.

Police said at the time that the van driver had suffered only minor injuries in the crash.

Mr Nisbet, from Sauchie, Alloa, was married with a family.

He was described him as "a much loved husband and father" who would be sorely missed.

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