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A Melbourne P-plate driver who reportedly covered almost twice the speed limit on the wrong side of the road before hitting and killing a cyclist has received a deposit (stock)

P-plate driver, 20, is accused of killing a cyclist while traveling almost double the speed limit on the wrong side of the road

  • James Jonathon Guzman accused of guilty driving causing the cyclist to die
  • Jarryd Currie, 28, died at Burnside Heights in Melbourne on July 1 this year
  • Detective Senior Constable Leigh Miller opposed bail on Tuesday
  • The images from CCTV showed that Guzman accelerated to full throttle before crashing
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A Melbourne P-plate driver who reportedly reached almost the double speed limit on the wrong side of the road before hitting and killing a cyclist has been released on bail.

James Jonathon Guzman, 20, was released on bail on Thursday after being accused of guilty driving, which left 28-year-old Jarryd Currie in Burnside Heights shortly before 12:30 on July 1.

Detective Senior Constable Leigh Miller opposed bail on Tuesday and said that camera footage had been shot a few seconds before the crash, with Guzman & # 39; full of gas & # 39; on the wrong side of the road accelerated as he overtook another car.

Researchers believe that he was probably driving at around 109 km / h and would have hit Mr Currie at 107 km / h.

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A Melbourne P-plate driver who reportedly covered almost twice the speed limit on the wrong side of the road before hitting and killing a cyclist has received a deposit (stock)

A Melbourne P-plate driver who reportedly covered almost twice the speed limit on the wrong side of the road before hitting and killing a cyclist has received a deposit (stock)

& # 39; The force was so great that his windshield burst and the roof of the vehicle collapsed, & Sen. Miller told Melbourne's Magistrates Court.

Guzman later told the police that there was another car in front of him & then he suddenly saw a bicycle helmet stopped when & # 39; while he discovered Mr. Currie's body under the car.

His lawyer Lisa Papadinas told the court Guzman was a devout evangelical Christian from a close-knit family and had no previous criminal history.

In the weeks before the crash, he had resigned and had applied to join the police, she added.

Magistrate Michelle Mykytowycz granted Guzman bail for a $ 10,000 bail, under which conditions he must report to the police twice a week, live with his parents, be home every day at 10 a.m.

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He cannot leave Victoria and must give up his passport.

Guzman must appear in court on November 6 for a reminder.

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