#UK Lorry driver, 52, found guilty of killing nursery teacher by extended stabiliser leg on his vehicle #UKnews

#UK Lorry driver, 52, found guilty of killing nursery teacher by extended stabiliser leg on his vehicle #UKnews

#UK Lorry driver, 52, found guilty of killing nursery teacher by extended stabiliser leg on his vehicle #UKnews

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Lorry driver, 52, is found guilty of killing ‘stunning and delicate’ nursery teacher who was thrown 100ft after being struck by an extended stabiliser leg on his vehicle

  • John O’Donnell, 52, had denied driving dangerously and killing Chloe Morrison
  • In October 2019, Ms Morrison, 26, was strolling on a pavement together with her mom 
  • She was struck within the again and thrown 100ft and died from a number of fractures
  • Sentence was deferred till subsequent month on the High Court in Glasgow

A driver has been found guilty of killing a ‘stunning and delicate’ nursery teacher after a totally extended stabiliser leg on his lorry struck her.

John O’Donnell, 52, had denied driving dangerously and killing Chloe Morrison as she walked alongside a pavement in Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, Scotland, together with her mom in October 2019.

Miss Morrison, 26, of Inverness, was struck within the again and thrown 100ft. She died from a number of fractures.

Yesterday, Miss Morrison’s household broke down in tears as O’Donnell was convicted on the High Court in Inverness of the lesser cost of inflicting her demise by careless driving. 

A driver has been found guilty of killing ‘beautiful and sensitive’ Chloe Morrison after a fully extended stabiliser leg on his lorry struck her

A driver has been found guilty of killing ‘stunning and delicate’ Chloe Morrison after a totally extended stabiliser leg on his lorry struck her

They mentioned: ‘It ought to have been the extra severe cost, however now we have to just accept the jury’s choice.’ 

Lord Stuart deferred sentence till subsequent month on the High Court in Glasgow and referred to as for a background report.

Defence counsel Tony Graham requested that his shopper have his bail continued. 

The decide instructed O’Donnell that had he been convicted of inflicting demise by harmful driving, he wouldn’t have granted bail and would have remanded him in custody.

O’Donnell, of Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, was instantly disqualified from driving.

On Tuesday, advocate depute David Dickson requested the jury to convict the HGV driver on the extra severe cost, saying O’Donnell ought to have seen the ‘outrigger’ stabiliser leg was unlocked and insecure.

Miss Morrison’s household mentioned yesterday: ‘Chloe was our stunning, delicate, humorous and much-loved daughter, cherished dearly not simply by us however by all of her shut associates and work colleagues. Her reminiscences will stay with us without end.’

The trial heard O'Donnell was on a return trip to Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, from Skye when Miss Morrison was struck. He insisted he had not extended the outriggers. (Stock photo)

The trial heard O’Donnell was on a return journey to Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, from Skye when Miss Morrison was struck. He insisted he had not extended the outriggers. (Stock picture)

The trial heard O’Donnell was on a return journey to Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, from Skye when Miss Morrison was struck. 

He insisted he had not extended the outriggers. 

Earlier within the trial, the courtroom heard that there have been yellow warning indicators on the outriggers to indicate they had been unlocked, and that one might be seen in O’Donnell’s nearside wing mirror.

A tearful O’Donnell mentioned he didn’t know what the yellow indicators meant however agreed if he had and had seen it in his mirror, ‘Chloe Morrison would nonetheless be right here in the present day’.

O’Donnell mentioned: ‘I’ve misplaced religion in myself. I haven’t got something left in me to drive HGVs.’

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