Pensioner killed by reversing van

A driver has admitted reversing over an OAP in his van, dragging her along a road and causing her death.

Sheriff Charles Macnair QC deferred sentence for social work background reports. He released Mackie on bail and banned him from driving ahead of a sentencing hearing in April.

He said: “The Highway Code says anyone driving a vehicle like this without rear view mirrors should have someone behind them keeping a lookout.

“It seems to me this was a deliberate act of reversing in breach of the Highway Code.

“It is incumbent on the driver to make sure there is somebody there.”

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