May 9, 2011

Women Driver Causes Learner Driver’s Death

Melrose woman driver has been accused of causing a learner drivers death and date has been set for a trial.

Ms Aitken, denies driving dangerously, causing her vehicle to go on the opposite carriageway of the A6091 Melrose Bypass.

Ms Aitken has pleaded not guilty to the charge of her vehicle crashing into a car being driven by Miss Harkness, 22, killing her and injuring her driving instructor.

Suzanne Harkness was taking part in a driving lesson when the accident occurred.

She was taken to Borders General Hospital’s Accidents and Emergencies, but she died a short time later.

Mr Egan, her instructor, suffered a bad neck injury and was transferred to a specialist hospital in Glasgow.

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