• Helena Broadbent, 32, died in hospital from her injuries after delivering her baby via c-section. (AAP)Source: AAP
The man charged with dangerous driving over the death of 32-year-old Aboriginal woman Helena Broadbent has been let out on bail.
By
Madeline Hayman-Reber

6 Feb 2020 - 12:00 AM  UPDATED 6 Feb 2020 - 12:00 AM

On September 28, 2019, heavily pregnant Helena Broadbent was thrown from a moving car driven by her partner William Wilson.

Ms Broadbent, who was just 32-years-old, suffered a brain injury when she fell out of the Mitsubishi Triton in Keilor Downs and later died in hospital after delivering a girl by emergency caesarean.

Mr Wilson was arrested and charged with dangerous driving causing death on the same day in suburban Melbourne.

However he was granted bail in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Police had opposed bail, alleging Wilson endangered the safety and welfare of the public with his driving and posed an unacceptable risk if on bail.

However, magistrate Greg McNamara said there were compelling reasons bail should be granted.

The family of Ms Broadbent have since named her daughter after her.

With AAP