24 December 1998
Motorist in fatal tractor crash fined £500

A MAN who caused an accident which killed a 73-year-old tractor driver has been fined just £500 for careless driving.

Simon Gould, 22, overtook a line of cars on A84 near Doune, Perthshire, before hitting a tractor and hay rake driven by Alistair Rattray.

Mr Gould was unhurt but Mr Rattray was thrown from his seat and crushed by the tractor cab which toppled on to him.

  • The Herald 24/12/98 page 10