South Scotland

Case deserted against woman accused of causing Drumlanrig death crash

Dumfries Sheriff Court

The case against an 81-year-old woman accused of causing the death of a motorcyclist by driving carelessly has been deserted.

Roberta Kirk, of Thornhill, had previously denied the charge at Dumfries Sheriff Court.

Her car hit a motorbike driven by Michael Blair, 41, of Auchinleck, on the A76 Dumfries to Kilmarnock road near Drumlanrig Castle in July 2013.

He later died of his injuries in the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

Kirk had pleaded not guilty to turning right on to the A76 from a minor road without making proper observations for oncoming traffic.

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