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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.

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