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Van driver admits causing pensioner's death

A van driver who reversed into a pensioner and killed her has admitted to causing death by careless driving.

In May 2013, Mary McNeill’s was struck and killed by a Fife Council van.

The 76-year-old had been out shopping and was trying to cross the road when the accident happened at around 10.30am, reports the Dunfermline Press.

The driver of the van, Allan Hugh McLelland Mackie (45), appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Monday.

Mackie (45), of Langside Avenue, Kennoway, admitted that on May 23, 2013, he drove without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road, failed to take sufficient care in checking his mirrors before reversing, reversed and struck Mrs McNeill, causing her fatal injuries.

Sheriff Charles Macnair released Mackie on bail and deferred sentence for social work background reports. Mackie was also banned from driving ahead of sentencing on April 27.


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