A MAN who admitted causing a crash in which another motorist received a head injury has been fined £500 at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Forty-seven-year-old Gary Murdoch pulled his van out to overtake another vehicle heading north on the Galashiels to Stow road on May 10 last year.

But he failed to check his wing mirror and collided with a vehicle from behind him which was also overtaking at the time, pushing it onto an embankment.

The vehicle driver was taken to Borders General Hospital where he received eight stitches on his forehead.

Murdoch, of Bailie Path, Edinburgh, was initially charged with dangerous driving but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of careless driving before a trial was due to take place.
In addition to the fine, he had five penalty points added to his licence.