'Russian roulette' of crash fireman.A FIREFIGHTER who killed a driver in a crash was "playing Russian roulette Russian roulette
suicidal gamble involving a six-shooter, loaded with one bullet. [Folklore: Payton, 590]
See : Chance " by speeding through a red light, a court heard yesterday.
Garry Trotter trotter: see Standardbred horse. denies driving carelessly and over the speed limit, failing to give way and driving through a red light.
But a road traffic expert at Falkirk Sheriff Court slammed Trotter's driving.
Constable Craig Stewart said tests indicated the fire engine driven by Trotter was travelling at 37mph when it braked before slamming into a car driven by local man John McIntosh This article refers to the apple farmer. For other references, see John McIntosh (disambiguation).
John McIntosh (August 15 1777 – ca 1846) was the Canadian farmer who is credited with discovering the McIntosh Red apple. , 51, who was deaf.
PC Stewart said there was a "zone of invisibility" caused by trees and bushes at the junction in Bo'ness, West Lothian West Lothian, council area (1993 est. pop. 146,730), 164 sq mi (425 sq km), and former county, S central Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, West Lothian was divided between the Lothian and Central regions. , where the crash happened.
He said the law allowed drivers of emergency vehicles to run a red light. But he added: "The exemption does not allow you to go through at any speed. You must treat it as a give way."
The officer added: "It would be playing Russian roulette going through that area at 37mph with that zone of invisibility."
Frances McMenamin QC, defending, asked PC Stewart about Mr McIntosh's deafness.
He replied: "The DVLA DVLA Brit Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
DVLA n abbr (BRIT) (= Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) → organismo encargado de la expedición de permisos de conducir y matriculación de vehículos deemed this driver to be fit to hold a licence. And some people drive withtheir stereos on."
Trotter, 41, who was on his way to a 999 call when the fatal accident happened lastMay, did not give evidence in his trial.
Sheriff David Hall David Hall may refer to:
DRIVING: Garry Trotter