Highlands & Islands

Driver admits causing deaths of Harley Davidson bikers

A man has admitted causing the deaths of a husband and wife by driving on the wrong side of the road and crashing into their motorcycle.

Roland Bayon, 61, was on holiday from France when the smash happened on the A9 near Dalwhinnie in the Highlands in August 2010.

Peter Corris, 54, and his wife Jacqueline, 53, from Leyland, Lancashire, were also on holiday.

Bayon will be sentenced at Inverness Sheriff Court on Friday.

He has admitted causing the deaths of Mr and Mrs Corris by driving carelessly on 29 August last year.

Bayon admitted driving on the wrong side of the road in the face of oncoming traffic and in the path of the Corris's Harley Davidson.

The couple were thrown from their bike and died of their injuries at the scene.

Cut free

They had earlier attended the Thunder in the Glens gathering in Aviemore, which attracted more than 2,000 Harley Davidson enthusiasts.

Bayon and his three passengers had to be cut free from their Renault Megane car by firefighters.

They were all flown to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness by air ambulance and an RAF Sea King rescue helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth.

Sheriff Andrew Berry deferred sentence until Friday for the preparation of a social inquiry report.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites