Friday, 21 December 2012
Death crash diabetic fit driver Brian Docherty jailed.
A driver who admitted causing the death of woman in North Lanarkshire after suffering a diabetic fit has been jailed for six years and eight months.
Brian Docherty's car mounted the kerb and hit Elizabeth McGuiness and Barbara McCready in Motherwell in June 2011.
Ms McGuiness, 63, died and Mrs McCready, 64, was seriously injured.
The High Court in Glasgow heard that Docherty, 45, had not told the DVLA about his diabetic condition and should not have been driving at the time.
He also had a poor history of taking medication to control his diabetes.
Jailing him judge Lady Stacey said: "Nothing I can say or indeed anything you can say or do can lessen the grief for the family of Ms McGuiness.
"You will have to live with the knowledge of causing the death of one woman and serious injury to another.