A DRIVER who killed a woman as she crossed the road did not know he had hit someone.

Iain Fletcher ploughed into Rachel McLaren sending her flying over a roadside safety barrier on November 27, 2021.

The 51-year-old - who should have a clear sight of Miss McLaren - had been going at 58mph in a 30mph on Balmore Road in Glasgow's Milton area.

Fletcher is now behind bars after he pleaded guilty to causing the death of the 33-year-old by dangerous driving.

He will be sentenced next month.

The fatal collision occurred as Miss McLaren - who lived nearby - had been heading to a local shop.

Fletcher was behind the wheel of his Ford Focus at the time.

CCTV played at the High Court in Glasgow showed Miss McLaren crossing the road and being hit by the motor sending her flying through the air.

Prosecutor James Irvine said: "The car did not brake until after the collision - coming to a stop 82 metres away."

Witnesses immediately raced to help Miss McLaren.

But, Mr Irvine described injuries so serious that she never recovered being hit.

She is survived by her parents, brother and partner.

The court heard Fletcher, of the city's Maryhill, admitted to police that he had been driving that night.

There was no trace that he had taken drink or drugs, but it emerged he had a clear sight of Miss McLaren for 230 metres as she crossed the road.

Ian Duguid, defending, said dad-of-two Fletcher - who had no previous driving offences - was "remorseful" for what he called a "shocking incident".

The KC added: "He stopped his car...he got out. He had not realised at the time that he had struck a person.

"He came to find people attending to Rachel McLaren on the pavement."

Mr Duguid said despite it being dark that night, it was "difficult to imagine how he could not have seen" Miss McLaren.

Lady Stacey deferred sentencing for reports. Fletcher had been on bail, but she remanded him in custody. He was also banned from the road.

The judge: "What happened that day was a tragedy. Nothing I can say or you can say can take away the grief Miss McLaren's family will continue to feel."