£300 fine for careless driver

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

A PENSIONER who lost control of her vehicle and caused a head-on crash has admitted careless driving.

Christina McMaster, 78, of Linden Park, pleaded guilty to the offence which happened on the A698 Hawick to Denholm road on September 20.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said: “She was returning to her home address and on a sharp bend lost control of the vehicle and went onto the oppositte carriageway.

“There was extensive damage to the vehicle. Everyone seems to have suffered a degree of whiplash.”

Defence lawyer Rory Bannerman told Jedburgh Sheriff Court: “It is a particularly poor corner.”

Sheriff Janyss Scott imposed a £300 fine as well as ordering that seven penalty points are put on McMaster’s licence.