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Tragedy: Police officer Kevin King was killed

Tragedy: Police officer Kevin King was killed

Police officer John Prestney was killed

Police officer John Prestney was killed

Police officer Lynette Taylor was killed

Police officer Lynette Taylor was killed

Police officer Glen Humphris was killed

Police officer Glen Humphris was killed

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Tragedy: Police officer Kevin King was killed

A man allegedly filmed and mocked four police officers as they lay dying after a horrific car accident when they had pulled him over for allegedly speeding in his Porsche.

Richard Pusey (41), from Melbourne, Australia, who faces charges of reckless conduct and obstructing justice, could be denied bail because police fear he will harass witnesses or flee the state.

Police stopped Mr Pusey, a mortgage broker, on suspicion of driving at more than 90mph (144kmh) on April 22 on the Eastern Freeway in Victoria.

He allegedly tested positive for ecstasy and cannabis.

As Mr Pusey urinated nearby, a refrigerated lorry veered into the emergency lane, killing four officers who were standing by their cars.

The officers who pulled Mr Pusey over were Lynette Taylor, a leading senior constable, and Glen Humphris, a first constable. They had been joined by senior constable Kevin King and constable Josh Prestney.

The prosecution alleges that instead of calling an ambulance or trying to help, Mr Pusey pulled out his phone and approached Ms Taylor as she was pinned by the lorry.

For more than three minutes, he is said to have filmed the dying police officer, zooming in as he berated her.

"There you go, amazing, absolutely amazing. All I wanted to do was go home and have some sushi and now you f***ed my f***ing car," Mr Pusey is alleged to have said.

Police have opposed his application for bail, citing Mr Pusey's "flagrant disregard" for court orders, and their belief he would flee the state using his "substantial" resources.

The court is expected to make a decision on his application for bail on Thursday.

Mohinder Singh, the driver of the lorry who has been charged with four counts of culpable driving causing death, was seen wailing in despair after the crash. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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