A woman is to go on trial accused of causing the death of her partner by driving carelessly on a busy north-east road.
Vicki Williamson is alleged to have killed Liam Thornton on August 12, 2014 after her silver Vauxhall Corsa crashed into a blue Ford Focus on the A956 Charleston flyover, on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
It is alleged 36-year-old had been driving “without due care and attention” and “without reasonable consideration for other road users” in the lead up to the smash.
Court papers allege she was driving at “an inappropriate speed” for the road conditions, and that she failed to pay attention to road markings, causing her to lose control of her car and crash.
As a result of the incident, which happened at around 6pm, 26-year-old Mr Thornton died at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Williamson was seriously injured in the crash.
A four-year-old child also suffered minor injuries.
Sander Probyn, who was driving the Focus, escaped unhurt but both cars were damaged as a result.
Yesterday Williamson, of 31 Granton Terrace, Dundee, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and denied the charge against her.
She is expected to go on trial on Monday.
The crash triggered an emergency response, with two fire appliances from Altens and one from North Anderson Drive attending the scene.
At the time of the incident the fire and rescue service’s commander, Graeme Goonan, said two crews had been mobilised to the scene.
He said his crew worked closely with paramedics to provide emergency treatment to the three casualties, who were all taken to hospital by ambulance.