A driver who accidentally killed a pedestrian was cleared of dangerous driving causing death, as the court found that the pedestrian was jaywalking at the time of the crash. But he was convicted of an alternative charge of careless driving and two counts of using a defective vehicle, after admitting to speeding and illegally modifying his car. Chan Ka-chun, 27, then an interior designer, was driving in Aberdeen at about 5am on October 18 last year when the accident occurred. His car hit a 66-year-old resident of Tin Wan at the junction of Aberdeen Main Road and Aberdeen Praya Road, the District Court had heard. Chan admitted to police that he was driving between 80km/h and 90km/h, higher than the 70km/h limit. A forensic scientist who testified confirmed that the car was moving at least at 60km/h. The defendant admitted that he had consumed beer within three hours of the accident. A breath test showed that his alcohol level was 21 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath, under the legal limit of 22mcg/100ml. The defendant had earlier pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving causing death, and pleaded guilty to two counts of using a defective vehicle. Deputy Judge Johnny Chan Jong-herng, who had inspected the scene of the accident, said yesterday he acquitted the defendant of the dangerous-driving charge because it was not a proper place to cross the road. The judge said he found no evidence that the amount of alcohol consumed by the defendant had impaired his driving. The defence counsel said Chan Ka-chun looked after his retired parents and his grandmother. His father had suffered from heart problems several years ago and his grandmother required constant medical attention. Both his parents attended the hearing. The case was adjourned for sentencing.