A MAN is on trial accused of causing the death of a motorcyclist.

Zakir Hussain, 49, allegedly collided into Graham Paton in Glasgow’s Royston on February 22, 2021.

Court papers state that Hussain was driving without due care or attention or without reasonable consideration for other people using the road.

It is stated that Hussain failed to maintain proper observations for oncoming traffic.

The charge says Hussain turned right onto the opposing carriageway without ensuring there was a safe gap to do so.

It is alleged Hussain failed to give way to the motorcycle driven by Mr Graham who was travelling in the oncoming lane.

Hussain is said to have caused his Honda cb 650 car to strike the motorcycle.

Allegations say Mr Paton was so severely injured that he subsequently died.

Hussain denies the single charge at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Transport manager Craig Patterson, 32, told the trial that he was positioned behind a Corsa and what he believed was a Ford Kuga car.

He said: "The Kuga slowed down to turn right.

"The Corsa went round the left hand side and I slowed down to go around it.

"As the Kuga exited the road there was a motorbike coming towards it.

"The Kuga kept going and the motorbike went to the left as if to avoid it and they made contact.

"The bike hit the passenger side front end at the wheel."

Mr Patterson told the court that he saw the motorbike early enough and that it was a bit of a distance away.

He added: "It was a good enough distance to react to it."

Mr Patterson stated that he dialled 999 while other members of the public attended to the driver of the motorbike.

The witness claimed that the driver of the car was "shocked".

James Scott, 55, earlier told the court that he was positioned directly behind the vehicle in his red Corsa.

He said: "I was driving up the road and the car in front of me was sauntering up at 10 to 15 miles per hour.

"It was as if he was looking for his destination and then he pulled out in front of the motorbike."

Prosecutor Niall Macdonald asked the former scaffolder if the car had a reason to slow down.

Mr Scott replied: "No, there were no cars in front of him."

Mr Macdonald asked: "How was your view of the motorbike?"

Mr Scott replied: "You can't miss it, it was massive, it was one of the big heavy bikes."

The witness later stated that the bright sunny weather did not interfere with him seeing the motorbike.

Mr Macdonald asked Mr Scott about the car's manner of driving on the lead-up to the turning manoeuvre.

He replied: "He was just driving quite badly and slow."

CCTV of the incident was played to the court and Mr Macdonald warned members of the public gallery that it showed a figure being "flung from the bike".

Mr Scott further remarked that the figure was "flying through the air".

The footage also appeared to show the bike with a considerable amount of smoke billowing from it post-collision.

Student practitioner Michal Dziendziara, 41, also told the trial that his car was positioned behind the motorbike.

He claimed that he did not see the crash due to a bend in the road.

Mr Dziendziara said that he overheard who he thought was the driver say: "I couldn't see because the sun was so bright straight into my eyes."

Mr Macdonald asked for the witness' recollection as to how the sun was.

He replied: "The sun was basically right behind me.

"It was strong - there weren't any clouds - it was a blue sky."

The trial continues before Sheriff David Taylor in May.

Hussain, of Oldham, Lancashire, remains on bail meantime.