Tayside and Central Scotland

Community order for death driver 'distracted by music'

A woman who knocked down and killed a pensioner after she was "distracted" by loud music playing in her car has been told to carry out unpaid work.

Anna McCallum, 23, crashed into 79-year-old John Gordon Sangster on Baltic Street, Montrose, as he stepped out to cross the road in December, 2012.

At Forfar Sheriff Court, McCallum, of Johnshaven, Aberdeenshire, admitted causing death by careless driving.

A community payback order with 240 hours of unpaid work was imposed.

Sheriff Gregor Murray also banned the first offender from driving for four years.

A police examination of the scene found McCallum had not braked hard in the lead-up to the crash.

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