A MOTORIST accused of causing the death of a pensioner by careless driving has been found not guilty following a two-day trial at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Seventy-three-year-old Sandra Inglis died in hospital two days after being hit by a Toyota, being driven by David Johnston, while attempting to cross the road in North Hermitage Street, Newcastleton, in September 2021.

Before delivering his verdict Sheriff Peter Paterson explained to the former teacher's family in the public benches that he had to be satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the 49-year-old from Hawick had been driving without due care and attention.

He described it as a sad case for everybody involved.

But the sheriff added that he was left with reasonable doubt after listening to the evidence and Johnston, of McLagan Drive, Hawick, was found not guilty of the charge.