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Careless driver responsible for death of 91-year-old Hamilton man is sentenced

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A driver who knocked down and killed a 91-year-old man on a pedestrian crossing has avoided a prison sentence.Retired draughtsman William Munro was using a walking aid on a shopping trip when he was struck by Sara McGuire’s Ford Kuga in Hamilton town centre.The widower and father-of-one died from head injuries four days later.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android McGuire, 34, of Oak Place, East Kilbride, was banned from driving for three years at Hamilton Sheriff Court.She admitted failing to observe the pensioner and causing his death by careless driving in November 2020.The collision happened around 9.30 when McGuire was on her way to work.The court heard the pedestrian light at the crossing in Leechlee Road was at red.But Mr Munro had almost crossed to the other side when he was hit.McGuire failed to observe him and he was struck by the Kuga.Mr Munro “rebounded” off the car on to the carriageway, suffering a serious head injury.McGuire got out to assist him and contacted the emergency services.

He was lying unconscious.Questioned by police, McGuire said: “I was going round the corner. I was going to work.“I did not see the gentleman crossing but I had a green light.”McGuire tested negative for alcohol and drugs.The court heard she has a previous conviction for careless driving for which she was

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