Man accused of running over pregnant woman with car who later lost baby

Darren Morrison is alleged to have been driving 'dangerously and at excessive speed' when he hit Julie Welsh in Glasgow.

Man ‘ran over pregnant woman with car’ who later lost baby Website

A man is accused of running over a pregnant woman who then lost her unborn child.

Darren Morrison, 20, allegedly struck Julie Welsh on a road in Glasgow’s Springburn on December 12, 2020.

Court papers state Morrison was driving a car dangerously and at excessive speed for the road conditions.

It is claimed that Morrison did not slow down at a hill crest, failed to keep a proper lookout and pay proper attention to the road ahead.

The charge says Morrison failed to observe Ms Welsh who was crossing the road.

Morrison allegedly did not maintain proper control of the car and failed to brake in sufficient time.

The driver is said to have struck Ms Welsh with the car causing her to hit the bonnet and windscreen.

She is then claimed to have landed on the road all to her severe injury, permanent disfigurement, permanent impairment and danger of her life.

The charge lastly says that it caused her to lose her unborn child.

Morrison, of the city’s Dennistoun, appeared in the dock at Glasgow Sheriff Court where he pled not guilty to the single charge.

A trial was set for April by Sheriff Shona Gilroy.

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