Truck Driver Who Ploughed Through a Busy Intersection to be Sentenced

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The truck driver who ploughed through a Sydney intersection in 2014, sending 6 people to hospital has been sentenced to 4 years imprisonment and will only be eligible for parole in 2020.

The man pleaded not guilty to the incident which left a Senior Police Constable, Amy Champion with life changing injuries, including a broken shoulder, broken ribs and traumatic brain injury.

CCTV footage showed the driver lose control of the 22 tonne truck on Warringah Road in Dee Why. He ignored the 20km/h speed limit and drove as fast as 65km/h on a steep descent. His truck upended and collided with 6 cars.

He claimed his braked were faulty however no evidence of this was found.

Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/04/27/09/25/truck-driver-who-ploughed-through-busy-sydney-intersection-to-be-sentenced.

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