Driver admits killing biker on the A85 in Perthshire

A driver has admitted killing a biker by blocking the road as he followed instructions on his sat-nav to turn around.

William Scott's car collided with David Roberts' motorbike on the A85 between St Fillans and Comrie.

Mr Roberts was treated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene on 22 August 2012.

Scott, 72, from Wishaw, was banned from driving on an interim basis and sentence was deferred until January.

Perth Sheriff Court heard how Scott - a roofing company director - had been looking for the Glenturret Distillery when he got lost near the Perthshire village of Comrie.

Following directions from his sat-nav he turned around at a junction and stopped across the width of the road due to the length of his Jaguar XJ8.

Fiscal depute Carol Whyte told the court Mr Roberts, from Stanley, Perthshire, was approaching the car on his motorbike and had no where to go as "he attempted to avoid a collision".

Scott, admitted that on 22 August 2012 he caused the death of Mr Roberts by driving carelessly and and across both lanes of the carriageway.

More on This Story

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

BBC Tayside & Central

Weather

Dundee

Min. Night 1 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back


  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?


  • A cow wearing sunglasses overlaid with the phrase 'Can't touch this'Cow row

    Thousands rally against the ban on beef in India


  • Dana Lone HillDana Lone Hill

    The Native American names that break Facebook rules


Elsewhere on the BBC

Programmes

  • Former al-Qaeda double agent Aimen DeanHARDtalk Watch

    Islamic State is about revenge says former al-Qaeda member turned spy Aimen Dean

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.