Pensioner faces Cleghorn rail crash driving charge

Accident happened at Cleghorn crossing.
Accident happened at Cleghorn crossing.

An elderly woman appeared at Lanark Sheriff Court last Thursday accused of causing the accident in which a train struck a car at Cleghorn level crossing on December 3 last year.

The accused, Eleanor Gillan, 71, of Sutherland Way, Livingston, is charged with dangerous driving at the crossing on the A706 Lanark-to-Forth road.

She is alleged to have driven onto the main west coast railway line and then travelled along it for a distance until her car was struck by a train, damaging both car and train.

No one was injured in the incident, but rail and road traffic were seriously disrupted.

The matter was continued without plea until Thursday, March 30.