A MAN, who lost control of his truck, ploughing into the car park of a Fairy Meadow fast food outlet, will face court in April.
The driver of a flat-bed truck carrying a load of steel, lost control on Old Mount Ousley Road around 10am on November 5 2018, and drove through a roundabout on the Princes Highway, colliding with a car. After hitting a number of parked cars, the truck has continued into the car park of the McDonald’s restaurant.
The truck then hit a Hyundai, which was propelled the length of the car park.
The 18-year-old female driver of the Honda sustained minor injuries while the female driver of the Hyundai sustained suspected fractures.
Last year’s crash follows a similar incident in December 2006 when a flatbed truck, overloaded with steel scaffolding, slammed into the fast food restaurant after careering down Mount Ousley Road.
The truck mounted the footpath, smashed through a fence and into two parked cars. One of the parked cars was forced into a third car, which was pushed into the wall of the restaurant, causing it to partially collapse. The truck finally came to a halt, crashing into the drive-through section of the restaurant and another car, injuring 13 people.
After further investigation by Wollongong Highway Patrol into last year’s crash, a 23-year-old Merrylands man was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for the offences of cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of a motor vehicle (two counts), drive recklessly/manner dangerous and negligent driving.
The matter is set for mention at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday April 16.