A75 baby death sentencing

A 62 year old man who admitted causing the death of a baby by careless careless driving on the A75 is due to be sentenced.

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Police still investigating death of Dillon Sagar

Dylan Sagar, aged 18 from Holme, was involved in a road traffic collision on the A65 at Millness between the night of Saturday the 14th and the early hours of Sunday 15th December. He died on Friday 20th December 2013 in Preston Hospital from his injuries.

The family of Dylan said:

It is with great sadness that Dylan has been taken from us, it is such a short time to have our lovely handsome boy. He loved life, loved his job and loved his car and the freedom it gave him. Dylan had a wonderful summer, he played cricket for Sedgwick CC and was delighted to be picked as fielder of the year. He was full of fun, full of life and full of mischief and he will be painfully missed by all his family and many friends.”

– Dylan Sagar's family

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstance of the collision, anyone with information should contact PC Davies of Kendal Roads Policing Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A75 baby death case: Man jailed

A 62 year old man has been handed a 16 month prison sentence for causing the death of a baby in a crash on the A75.

Thomas Black from Gretna will only serve 12 months because he pleaded guilty of causing the death by careless driving at an earlier hearing.

18 day old Oliver Hewson was in a car being driven by his mother when it was hit by a car being driven by Thomas Black.

The car spun out of control into the path of another vehicle and baby Oliver died as a result.

Black admitted driving at excessive and inappropriate speeds for the road layout.

He failed to keep a proper lookout and did not notice Suzanne Hewson's car waiting to turn right into a minor road.

He admitted failing to brake or take any evasive action in time to avoid colliding with the vehicle and causing it to spin across the carriageway into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

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Man who caused death of baby due to be sentenced

A 62 year old man who admitted causing the death of a baby by careless driving on the A75 is expected to be sentenced.

18 day old Oliver Hewson was in a car being driven by his mother when it was hit by a car being driven by Thomas Black form Gretna.

The car spun out of control into the path of another vehicle and Baby Oliver died as a result.

Black admitted driving at excessive and inappropriate speeds for the road layout.

He failed to keep a proper lookout and did not notice Suzanne Hewson's car waiting to turn right into a minor road.

He admitted failing to brake or take any evasive action in time to avoid colliding with the vehicle and causing it to spin across the carriageway into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

The sheriff told Black he was banned from driving and said:

"The court will be considering a sentence of imprisonment."

– Sheriff George Jamieson

Teenager charged over death

A teenager has been charged with causing death by careless driving following a fatal road accident in the Scottish Borders on New Year's Day.

18 year old Scott Johnston, from Earlston, Berwickshire, died when the car he was a passenger in left the road and struck a tree.

The accident happened on the A697 road near Westruther, Berwickshire, at around 7pm on January 1.

Eight months after the accident and following enquiries, Lothian and Borders Police say they have now charged an 18 year old male from Lauder with causing death by careless driving.

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Fatal crash woman named

Cumbria Police have named a woman who died after a road traffic collision in Windermere on Sunday.

Elizabeth Mary Robertson Thompson, 68, of Marlow, Buckinghamshire was a back seat passenger in a red Nissan Note that collided with a wall on the A592 Lake Road.

The driver of the vehicle, a 66 year old man from Kendal, was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary with minor injuries.

The front seat passenger, a 67 year-old man from Buckinghamshire was taken to Furness General hospital also with minor injuries.

A second rear seat passenger, a woman from Kendal aged 77, suffered serious back, neck and leg injuries and was conveyed via air ambulance to the Preston Royal hospital where she remains in a stable condition.

Two fatal accidents, witnesses sought

The accident site on A703 Credit: ITV Border

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses after a teenager and a Canadian tourist were killed in two separate road accidents.The first happened at 1.25pm on Wednesday 30th May on the Edinburgh to Moffat A701 road.

Two cars collided and a female Canadian tourist who was a passenger in one of the cars died, she has been named as 57 year old Murielle Joanisse Vaillani, from Gatineau in Quebec. The two male drivers were air lifted to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment. Lotioan and Borders police said:

"We are appealing for any witnesses to the collision, and in particular we want to speak to two female motorcyclists who stopped to assist at the scene until emergency services arrived.

"Both motorcycles had foreign plates, and we are appealing to both women to get in touch with police so that they can assist our inquiries. Likewise we want anyone who has any information regarding their movements after they left the scene to contact us."

The second accident happened at 9.25pm on Wednesday 30th May on the A703 Peebles to Edinburgh road. Nineteen year old Lisa Anne Laurie from Innerleithan died when she lost control of her car. Lothian and Borders POlice are also appealing for information relating to this accident.

Fatal accident Scottish Borders

A middle aged woman has died in a two vehicle accident on a road in the Scottish Borders.She was a passenger in one of the cars which collided on the Edinburgh to Moffat A701 road just north of the Crook Inn at Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire.

The two male drivers of the vehicles were taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where they were treated for their injuries.The accident happened at around 1.25p.m.on Wednesday30 May. The road was closed both ways for several hours for a full accident investigation.

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