A MEDICAL supplies delivery driver who overtook on a blind bend on the A7 causing a head-on collision has been banned from the road for 12 months at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Thirty four year old Lukasz Gierlinski pleaded guilty to dangerous driving between Stow and Fountainhall on May 22.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said the road offered limited overtaking opportunities particularly when driving a Ford Transit van.

He said that although both vehicles were damaged it was fortunate there was not a serious injury from the incident.

The court heard that Gierlinski from Edinburgh had been delivering supplies to Borders General Hospital for a pharmaceutical firm.

Although he was going to lose his job as a driver as a result of the ban, the firm intend to transfer him to their warehouse.

The court was told that Gierlinski had been in the UK for 11 years and had a clean driving licence and had been driving professionally for two years.

In addition to the year-long disqualification, he was fined £250 and will have to re-sit the extended driving test.