A 22-year-old woman has been spared an immediate jail term over a crash in Western Australia’s Goldfields region that killed a motorcyclist.
Tayla Titchener was driving in the direction of the setting sun in Somerville, in Kalgoorlie’s south, on the evening of August 3 and slowed before turning into a street, but did not see Shannon Tana on his Harley Davidson although she saw a car directly behind him.
She spotted him at the last minute and stopped, while Mr Tana swerved, but he could not avoid clipping her vehicle.
Ms Titchener and her partner, both mine workers, stopped to give Mr Tana first aid but he died from his injuries about two hours later in hospital.
She pleaded guilty to careless driving causing death in Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court and was this week sentenced to a suspended seven-month jail term.
She was also disqualified from driving for six months.
© AAP 2019