A gardener accused of causing the death of a man by dangerous driving has expressed his sympathy to the dead man’s family.
Neil Walsh appeared at Newtownards Magistrates Court by videolink over the death of Norman McNally on Comber Road in Ballygowan on June 20, 2018.
Mr McNally (60) died after the Proton Persona he was driving was in collision with the black BMW being driving by Walsh (25).
None of the facts surrounding the case were opened in court on Tuesday.
A prosecuting lawyer submitted there was a case to answer.
The submission was conceded by defence solicitor Patrick Higgins, who said his client had instructed him to “convey his condolences” to Mr McNally’s family.
Walsh, a gardener from Prospect Park in Ballygowan, declined to comment on the charge or call evidence.
Freeing the defendant on £500 bail, District Judge Mark Hamill returned the case to Downpatrick Crown Court, sitting in Belfast, on a date yet to be fixed.