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Pensioner banned from driving after passenger killed in Peebles road accident

A pensioner has admitted causing the death of an 87-year-old man by careless driving following a road accident near Peebles.

73-year-old old John Foster pleaded guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court to the offence which happened on June 4 last year.

Robert Kerr from Glasgow was a passenger in Foster’s car when there was a two vehicle collision on the A72. He died in hospital shortly afterwards.

Foster, of Moodiesburn near Glasgow, has been given an interim disqualification preventing him from driving.