A man is facing jail after being convicted of causing the death of a former police officer in a crash.
Robert Findlay, 41, ploughed into James Dalkin, who was on a motorbike, sending the 61-year-old hurling into the air.
Mr Dalkin died having suffered serious chest and abdominal injuries.
Findlay was convicted at the High Court in Glasgow of causing the death by careless driving.
The incident took place on the A76 near Dumfries on October 6 2018 when Findlay was driving his black Ford S-Max while Mr Dalkin was on his Kawasaki motorbike.
Pensioner Mary Whitehead was taking photos nearby when she heard “a bang”.
In a police statement, the 74 year-old said: “I saw a silver car being overtaken by a black car and the motorbike.
“The motorbike was already on the overtake with the silver car when the black car pulled out to overtake.”
During her testimony, prosecutor Chris McKenna asked the witness what she saw next.
She replied: “I saw the rider of the motorbike flying through the air 10 feet above the ground at least.
“He turned a full 180 degrees in mid-air.”
Another witness – 67 year-old Carol Taylor – was in the silver car and recalled commenting about the Ford driver: “What is this idiot doing?”
Mr Dalkin, of Larkhall, Lanarkshire, suffered several fractures including to his spine and pelvis.
Findlay, of Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway, was originally accused of causing death by dangerous driving before being convicted of the lesser charge.
Judge Sean Murphy QC continued bail, banned him from the road meantime and deferred sentencing until July.
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