Burghead man admits causing fatal crash on rural road

A 34-YEAR-OLD BURGHEAD MAN has admitted causing the crash that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist almost a year ago.

At Elgin Sheriff Court yesterday (Tuesday) James Munro has admitted that he was driving on the wrong side of the road when his car struck motorcyclist Euan Slater, 21.

Sadly, Mr Slater died at the scene of the crash on the B9089 road between Kinloss and Burghead on November 25 last year.

Munro admitted a single charge of driving without due care and attention by attempting to overtake when it was not safe to do so by crossing into the opposite carriageway directly into the path of Mr Slaters motorcycle.

The crash happened near the Roseisle sewage works and was such that Mr Slater’s motorcycle was driven backwards against its own momentum. Defence lawyer David Moggach told the court that while his client had been in trouble before, he stressed that he had not had any convictions for the past 14 years.

Munro was banned from driving until he reappears in court for sentencing on December 12.