A Victorian man who ran down a Ballarat cyclist and was accused of killing him on the road appeared in court.
Bradley John Spark has been charged with responsible driving that caused death, leaving the scene of a fatal accident and unable to provide immediate assistance when someone died.
The Alfredton man appeared in a brief executive hearing at the Magistrates’ Court in Ballarat Thursday afternoon.
The 39-year-old boy was charged with the death of cyclist David Thomson, who was allegedly beaten when he rode to work in Delaquem on October 21st.
Defendant lawyer Sarah Pratt flagged Mr Spark’s bail application next week and did not object longer than usual to prepare a summary of the evidence.
Thomson’s daughter, police member Sophie, commute by car around 7:30 am and made a tragic discovery when she encountered the scene of the accident.
Not aware of what had happened, she stopped asking other police officers attending the crime scene right next to La Trove Street if they needed anything.
“That was my usual way of working. I pass it every day,” she said at a press conference.
“The sergeant detective I worked with every day informed me that the cyclist was beaten and killed and the car didn’t stop.”
Then she was immediately guided and told the catastrophic news that the cyclist was her dad, 60-year-old David Thomson.
“My world broke quickly,” Thomson said.
Thomson, who worked for a local concrete company’s office, was working along Latrobe Street in Delaquem when he was stranded and killed last Thursday at around 5:40 am.
Trial references were set early next year.
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