Driver found not guilty of careless driving

A motorist accused of causing the death of a 95-year-old woman in the Borders by careless driving more than three years ago has walked free from court this week.

By Court reporter
Tuesday, 8th March 2022, 5:05 pm
Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Thirty-two-year-old Douglas Shannon from Selkirk was found not guilty of the charge by majority verdict following a jury trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

He had denied causing the death of great-grandmother Jessie Cunningham from Kelso in July 2, 2018.

The pensioner was a passenger within a Ford Fiesta which was involved in a three vehicle collision on the A6089 Kelso to Gordon road.

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She sustained serious and was taken to Borders General Hospital where she sadly passed away.

A Seat Ibiza and a Vauxhall Corsa were also involved in the collision.