Speeding driver admits killing 16-year-old cyclist in Falkirk

Speeding driver admits killing 16-year-old cyclist in Falkirk

May 27, 2022 by BBC News - Scotland

Key Facts

  • Image caption, Floral tributes to Harley Smith were laid at the scene of the collision A motorist has admitted killing a teenage cyclist after driving at "grossly excessive" speed in dark and foggy conditions.
  • The High Court in Edinburgh heard that Mr Smith, a St Mungo's High School pupil, suffered a fatal head injury when he was struck trying to cross Polmont Road, at Laurieston.
  • Police arrived to secure the scene and Jabbar admitted that he was the driver at the time of the collision.
  • Sentence was deferred until next month for the preparation of a background report and he was remanded in custody.

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