21 May 2010
Widow of cyclist killed in road accident seeks compensation
The widow of a man who was killed two years ago while riding his bike is seeking compensation.
In January 2008, Jason MacIntyre was on a training ride on the outskirts of Fort William when a Highlands Council Van turned into him.
The vehicle was being driven by Robert McTaggart, who was subsequently fined and banned from driving for six months.
Caroline MacIntyre wants damages from the motorist and Highland Council, which is headquartered in Inverness.
Recently, a judge ruled that the accident was entirely caused by Mr McTaggart.
He said: "I am satisfied that Mr McTaggart's failure arose as a consequence of him not keeping a proper look-out of the road ahead of him when he turned across Mr MacIntyre's path."
Responding to the decision, Ms MacIntyre said she is pleased her arguments were taken on board.
She has two twin daughters who were eight years old when their father died.