Kelly Liddicoat dashes to Hungry Jacks after court for ‘running down two Sunshine Coast mechanics’

The heartbroken parents of two young mechanics who were run over and killed on the job have left court in tears as the woman charged with their deaths hunkered down in a nearby Hungry Jacks.

Kelly Renee Liddicoat made a dash from Maroochydore Magistrates Court to the Hungry Jacks next door after her first appearance over the April 21 deaths of 25-year-old Aaron Pitt and Lleyton Bartlett, 22.

The 43-year-old is charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a car causing death. Police allege she was under the influence of an intoxicating substance.

Liddicoat is accused of ploughing into the two young tradies as they tried to fix a broken down bus on Nambour Connection Road on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

After the very brief mention, in which her bail was continued, Liddicoat, her lawyer and two other women made the short walk to Hungry Jacks, where they sat for close to an hour.

Kelly Renee Liddicoat made a dash from Maroochydore Magistrates Court to the Hungry Jacks next door after her first appearance over the April 21 deaths of 25-year-old Aaron Pitt and Lleyton Bartlett, 22

Liddicoat looked sombre and buried her head in her hands as her photograph was taken

Liddicoat looked sombre and buried her head in her hands as her photograph was taken

Aaron Pitt, a 25-year-old award-winning apprentice, was farewelled by family and friends in a funeral service last Friday

Pictured: Lleyton Bartlett with his girlfriend Paige. Mr Bartlett tragically died while he was trying to fix a broken down bus

Aaron Pitt, a 25-year-old award-winning apprentice, was farewelled by family and friends in a funeral service last Friday

They were seen chatting easily as they sipped on coffees in the far corner of the store.

Liddicoat looked sombre and buried her head in her hands as her photograph was taken.

Her lawyer was the first to leave and refused to comment on Liddicoat’s case or her decision to hunker down in Hungry Jacks after court.

Minutes later, one of the two women supporting Liddicoat also left the store to bring her early model Holden Commodore directly to the front door.

They were seen chatting easily as they sipped on coffees in the far corner of the store

They were seen chatting easily as they sipped on coffees in the far corner of the store

After the very brief mention, in which her bail was continued, Liddicoat, her lawyer and two other women made the short walk to Hungry Jacks, where they sat for close to an hour

After the very brief mention, in which her bail was continued, Liddicoat, her lawyer and two other women made the short walk to Hungry Jacks, where they sat for close to an hour

Grieving relatives of the victims came to court to watch as she appeared for the first time

Grieving relatives of the victims came to court to watch as she appeared for the first time

Acting as a chauffeur, the woman shouted and pushed waiting media out of the way as she ushered Liddicoat into the backseat of the car.

Liddicoat will return to court on August 19 and will remain on bail in the meantime.

She is required to report to police weekly at her local station and must not get behind the wheel of a car.

One of the victim’s grieving relatives previously expressed concern over Liddicoat’s seemingly relaxed bail conditions, noting she appeared ‘free to go on with her life’ while facing such serious charges.

‘We just don’t know how we will ever be able to recover,’ he said.

Liddicoat will return to court on August 19 and will remain on bail in the meantime. She is required to report to police weekly at her local station and must not get behind the wheel of a car

Liddicoat will return to court on August 19 and will remain on bail in the meantime. She is required to report to police weekly at her local station and must not get behind the wheel of a car

Her lawyer was the first to leave and refused to comment on Liddicoat’s case or her decision to hunker down in Hungry Jacks after court

Her lawyer was the first to leave and refused to comment on Liddicoat’s case or her decision to hunker down in Hungry Jacks after court

Mr Pitt and Mr Bartlett’s grieving families left court in tears after the brief mention.

On May 10, Liddicoat and a companion, believed to be her mother, left home about midday toward Kmart in Maroochydore.

The women were seen shopping for clothing before heading 30 minutes north to Noosa’s main shopping precinct.

There, Liddicoat attended a lengthy appointment before joining the other woman in the street to chain smoke cigarettes and make several phone calls.

She refused to comment when approached by Daily Mail Australia.

Liddicoat and her companion spent two-and-a-half hours shopping on Monday

Pictured: Kelly Liddicoat on Monday

Liddicoat and her companion spent two-and-a-half hours shopping on Monday 

Daily Mail Australia can reveal Kelly Renee Liddicoat is the motorist accused of ploughing into Aaron Pitt, 25, and Lleyton Bartlett, 22

Daily Mail Australia can reveal Kelly Renee Liddicoat is the motorist accused of ploughing into Aaron Pitt, 25, and Lleyton Bartlett, 22

 Mr Pitt, an apprentice diesel fitter, was farewelled in an emotionally-charged funeral in early May. Friends and family reflected on his ‘short but good’ life.

Daily Mail Australia can reveal Kelly Renee Liddicoat is the motorist accused of ploughing into 25-year-old Aaron Pitt and Lleyton Bartlett, 22, as they tried to fix a broken down bus on Nambour Connection Road on April 21

Daily Mail Australia can reveal Kelly Renee Liddicoat is the motorist accused of ploughing into 25-year-old Aaron Pitt and Lleyton Bartlett, 22, as they tried to fix a broken down bus on Nambour Connection Road on April 21

‘He was doing so much with his life and really living life well and that has been a comfort for us knowing he was so happy,’ the eulogy read.

‘We should all live like Aaron did, making the most of every minute, doing the things that give us joy, being with people we love and relishing every moment of every day.’

The 25-year-old had only recently been awarded apprentice of the year and was adored by his colleagues.

Meanwhile, Mr Bartlett was farewelled on Friday, May 13.

The 22-year-old has been remembered as a talented hockey player who was a Maroochydore junior, senior, and Sunshine Coast rep player up to only two years ago.

Paramedics rushed the pair to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in critical conditions but they couldn’t be saved.

A luxury two-door BMW (pictured) was taken for testing after the tragic crash

A luxury two-door BMW (pictured) was taken for testing after the tragic crash

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