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Driver 'didn't mean to drive over' Kalgoorlie teen Elijah Doughty

17 July 2017 6:25 AM
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A man accused of killing a teenager by running him down as he rode a stolen motorcycle in WA's Goldfields region told police he was chasing the boy but didn't mean to drive over him, a court has heard.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was aged 55 in August last year when he was charged with manslaughter over the death of 14-year-old Elijah Doughty in Boulder, near Kalgoorlie.

The Supreme Court of WA heard on Monday the man saw the boy riding one of two motorbikes that had been stolen from a container outside his house the day earlier, gave chase and was too close when the teen suddenly turned in front of his ute.


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