PC Mark Dempster of the collision investigation unit told the hearing there was no evidence of ice on the road:
"To move a wagon of this size across the road would require a large piece of ice- in the nine minutes it took the emergency services to arrive that ice would still be visible"
"On the balance of probability as to why Mr McQueen failed to negotiate the left hand kink it is possible he became distracted."
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Mark Quigley dragged "defenceless" victim Ryan Burns by the throat from a bar stool inside the Yellow Earl pub late on December 30.
34-year-old Andrew Bell held a child in a headlock and dragged her four meters down the street whilst under the influence of drugs.
Police are carrying out investigations following a spate of break-ins and thefts in both Hawick and the rural areas of Allerdale.