The grief-stricken son of an elderly Sydney man killed when he was struck by a van just days after Christmas says the driver should have pulled over and apologised.
Georges Geagea, 49, has been charged with dangerous driving causing death after 73-year-old Zac Andreou was hit and killed by a white van which allegedly failed to stop at the scene in Condell Park.
Geagea appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday when he also came face to face with distraught members of the Andreou family, who filled two rows of the public gallery at Bankstown Local Court.
Security outside the court later had to separate family members and the accused's supporters, as Mr Andreou's son challenged the driver to look at him.
"Spineless," he yelled.
Andrew Zacharia later told reporters: "All he had to do was stop, that's it, and apologise."
"He's got a family, he must understand where we're coming from," he added.
Mr Zacharia was inside his father's Condell Park home when the alleged hit-and-run incident occurred. He subsequently watched his father die.
Geagea didn't respond to questions from reporters as he left court on Wednesday.
His lawyer requested an adjournment to Tuesday and said his client would apply to change his bail conditions to have his driving suspension lifted.
The Greenacre resident has not been allowed to drive, has had to surrender his passport to police and has had to report twice a week to Bankstown police since he was charged over the incident earlier this month.
He's charged with failing to stop and assist, dangerous driving causing death and negligent driving.
Court documents allege Geagea failed to stop and "give the necessary assistance within his power to give".
He is due to face court again on Tuesday at Burwood.