Horrifying images appear showing the raid of ice-addicts through Bourke Street Mall before mowing a Dutch cyclist
- Shocking footage has appeared that shows a moment before a Dutch cyclist is killed
- Michael Panayides stole a car and drove dangerously in Bourke Street Mall
- He hit almost two moving trams as he raced through the streets in a stolen car
- His cruelty ended when he beat and killed the Dutch cyclist Gitta Scheenhouwer
Shocking footage of the moments before a drug addict driver ran down and killed a Dutch cyclist was revealed.
The CCTV images of the Melbourne CBD show Michael Panayides, 28, whimsically driving along Bourke Street Mall along tram lines in August 2018.
Concerned witnesses can watch while Panayides endangers the safety of the public in a stolen Mercedes, but no alarm was sounded.
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Footage shows Michael Panayides, 28, (photo) furious around Bourke Street Mall on tram lines, almost two striking, in the moments before he beat and killed the Dutch cyclist Gitta Scheenhouwer
At one point, Panayides is almost driving in front of a tram that is moving at speed before it hits its breaks and worried pedestrians walk tiredly around the stolen car
Even when Panayides hit nearly two separate trams, the police were not called, Seven news reported.
On Chapel Street, he accelerated from 69 km / h to 80 km / h – double the speed limit – and swam into the bicycle lane while trying to overtake a car.
Panayides' erratic and dangerous driving ended when he hit that car, rolled up the Mercades and bumped into Dutch cyclist Gitta Scheenhouwer.
Panayides was on his way to buy more drugs at the time of the crash.
Mrs. Scheenhouwer died on the spot.
In a second incident for the fatal hit and run, Panayides almost walks into the back of another tram before she drives on and runs across Mrs. Scheenhouwer
& # 39; I will have to live with this, & # 39; he said to witnesses trying to make him stay.
However, he left the scene and was arrested after photos were publicly identified two days later.
After his arrest, he told the police that he had used heroin & yesterday or the day before yesterday & # 39 ;.
The scene captured on CCTV is in the same area where the Bourke Street massacre took place when James Gargasoulas died in January 2017 and killed six people.
The homeless 28-year-old pleaded guilty to guilty driving causing death.
Mrs. Scheenhouwer (photo) cycled over the bicycle lane on Chapel Street in South Yarra when Panayides collided with her, she was declared dead on the spot
Panayides told the police that he believed the crash was an accident because he hit a handlebar that forced the car to accelerate – a claim that is not supported by technical reports.
Judge Michael McInerney described Panayides' attempt to pass the vehicle in front as a & # 39; completely pointless exercise & # 39 ;, expecting that he could not have done it, even if Mrs. Scheenhouwer was not in the bicycle lane.
Panayides must be sentenced on November 15.
In Chapel Street, he accelerated from 69 km / h to 80 km / h and swam into the bike path trying to take a car he hit (photo) before running Mrs. Scheenhouwer
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