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Court / Fine for careless driving that led to serious accident

A YOUNG Lerwick man who caused a serious road traffic accident at the observatory junction just south of the town was fined £500 and given six penalty points.

The court heard that Ross Duncan, of Sandveien, could not explain why he had driven his car into the rear of the vehicle ahead of him, causing it to propel into the opposing carriageway and collide with a crash barrier.

There had been no alcohol involved and 25 year old had not been on the phone.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the driver and passenger of the vehicle had to be taken to hospital with concussion like symptoms but have since then made a full recovery.

Duncan pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving on 7 August last year on the A970.

Both vehicles were written off.