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Man in court over alleged fatal hit-run
A motorcyclist died on the Mitchell Freeway. Picture: Sharon Smith/The West Australian

An Innaloo man has faced court charged over an alleged hit-and-run in which a 34-year-old motorcyclist died.

Police allege Michael Robert Donovan, 54, was behind the wheel of a Toyota Hilux which crashed into the motorcycle and dragged it about 1km on the Mitchell Freeway on January 7.

The crash forced a Subaru Outback, driven by a 30-year-old woman, into a concrete wall next to the Leederville train station.

The woman suffered minor injuries.

Mr Donovan allegedly did not to stop to help and is accused of driving off after the accident.

He was arrested at his home in Innaloo.

Mr Donovan appeared in Perth Magistrate's Court this morning on charges of failing to report an incident occasioning death to police, failing to stop and render assistance, dangerous driving causing bodily harm and dangerous driving in circumstances which subsequently resulted in a death.

He was not required to plead to the charges and his lawyer requested an eight week adjournment to allow them to get further information.

Mr Donovan had his bail renewed to reappear in court on March 19.

The West Australian

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