South Scotland

Innerleithen man guilty of cyclist death charge

A motorist has been found guilty after a trial of causing the death of a cyclist by careless driving following a road accident in the Borders.

Carl Lane, 75, was seriously hurt in the collision with a Volvo XC90 on the A72 near Peebles in October 2014.

He died at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow six months later.

William Stewart, 54, of Innerleithen, had denied the offence but he was found guilty and fined £650 and had five penalty points put on his licence.

More than 20 witnesses were cited to give evidence to the trial at Selkirk Sheriff Court before Sheriff Valerie Johnston delivered her guilty verdict.

Mr Lane, from Peebles, was a retired RAF flight lieutenant and president of Peebles Cycling Club.

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