Mandurah: Elderly man on trial said he did not remember running over cyclist fatally in 2016

Gabriele Schiller-Brett
Gabriele Schiller-Brett

A 75-year-old man is on trial at the District Court after the death of cyclist Gabriele Schiller-Brett (70), who was hit by a car in Halls Head.

Mrs Schiller-Brett was riding her bike on Old Coast Road when she was hit by a car near the McLarty Road roundabout on March 29, in 2016.

Keith Michael Osman (75) pleaded not guilty to charges of being a driver involved in an incident occasioning death/grievous bodily harm.

Counsel for Osman claims he does not remember the incident because of a medical condition, namely type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea.

Osman hit Mrs Brett and dragged her under his car, then drove off without helping her or reporting the incident to police, the jury heard on Thursday.

Osman was 73 years old at the time of the accident and on his way to the library.

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