A Fife driver whose careless driving caused the death of a father of two has been jailed for 10 months.
Transit flatbed driver Steven Hall admitted killing married father-of-two William Barclay, 68, from Brechin, by driving carelessly and crashing into him, causing his van to be thrown up into the air before somersaulting and landing on top of a car.
Hall, 59, of Alexander Rise, Glenrothes, admitted causing Mr Barclay’s death by driving carelessly on the A94 Coupar Angus to Forfar road on February 15 last year.
He appeared today again at Dundee Sheriff Court for sentencing and Sheriff Alastair Carmichael jailed Hall for 10 months. He also disqualified Hall from driving for a year.
Sheriff Carmichael said: “The level of careless driving on your part was high.
“I have to demonstrate society’s disapproval and to deter others from such driving so in my view there’s no alternative to a custodial sentence.”