Man (73) appears in court over death of Halls Head cyclist


Gabriele Schiller-Brett
Gabriele Schiller-Brett

A 73-year-old man accused of causing the death of a Halls Head cyclist appeared briefly in Mandurah Magistrates Court this morning.

Keith Michael Osman was not required to enter pleas in relation to charges of being a driver involved in an incident occasioning death/grievous bodily harm and failing to report the incident to police, being the driver involved in an incident and failing to ensure the victim received assistance and driving dangerously causing death in circumstances of aggravation.

Mr Osman is accused of causing the death of cyclist Gabriele Schiller-Brett (69).

Mrs Schiller-Brett was riding her bike on Old Coast Road when police claim she was hit by a car near McLarty Road on March 29.

She was critically injured when she was found by a member of the public who called an ambulance.

Mrs Schiller-Brett died in hospital on the same day.

Counsel for the accused tried to have the case moved to Perth Magistrates Court, because it was more convenient for the lawyer.

Magistrate Jennifer Hawkins refused to consider the request without a plea being entered.

Mr Osman was released on bail to reappear on June 28.