Man bailed over Port Augusta fatal crash

Mathew John Thomas is charged with two counts of producing demise by risky driving in excess of the incident previously this month which claimed the life of Stephen “Dicky” Push, fifty, and Naomi Braden, 44.

They died just after currently being strike by a motor vehicle as they walked along Caroona Rd, at two.20am.

Thomas was granted bail by a justice of the peace but prosecutors took the situation to the Supreme Courtroom on Monday, seeking to have the choice overturned.

They argued that the offences have been way too really serious and raised concerns for the security of the accused and his spouse and children really should he be returned to the neighborhood neighborhood.

The court was also informed the funerals for Mr Push and Ms Braden have been to be held on Tuesday.

Defence counsel Craig Caldicott questioned for Thomas’ release on property detention to be upheld and Justice Trish Kelly agreed, indicating in her impression the presumption in favour of bail currently being granted experienced not been overturned.

Even so, she purchased that the accused not be released until finally Wednesday at 9am, to make certain he would not return to the city although the funerals have been currently being held.

Justice Kelly said she could comprehend the concerns the Crown held for his spouse and children.

“But I have wonderful religion in the perception and sensitivity of the Port Augusta neighborhood,” she said.

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