Airman to face trial nearly two years after major road crash

AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER at RAF Lossiemouth is set to face trial in Elgin almost two years after he was seriously injured in a road accident.

Ryan Adamson has denied a charge of driving dangerously on the A941 between Elgin and Lossiemouth on August 26, 2015.

The 25-year-old had to be cut free from his vehicle and suffered two collapsed lungs when his Vauxhall Signum collided with a Nissan Juke driven by local woman Katharine McLoughlin.

Mrs McLoughlin, a mother of two, was also seriously injured in the crash, eventually having to have part of her bowel surgically removed.

Adamson is facing a charge that he failed to pay proper attention to the layout of the road, failed to adjust his speed appropriately for the layout of the road and the weather conditions and crossed over into the opposite carriageway.

A trial date has been set for Monday, July 31 at Elgin Sheriff Court.