Horrifying moment when a speeding truck collides with a McDonald’s drive-through, wiping out three cars and crushing two women in its path
- Dramatic video released of a truck driver’s terrifying path of destruction
- Sourab Bisht, 24, crashed through a McDonalds parking lot after losing control
- He collided with three cars, a fire hydrant and seriously injured two women
- The court heard that the 24-year-old was ignoring several warning signs to slow down
A speeding truck driver drove down a main road before crashing into a driveway of a McDonald’s and crushing two women.
Sourab Bisht, 24, was behind the wheel of a steel-laden flat truck when he lost control in November 2018.
Horrifying dashcam footage shows the truck driving across the road on Mount Ousley Road near Wollongong and overtaking a gas tanker.
The truck is later seen through an intersection and into the Fairy Meadows McDonalds parking lot, colliding with a fire hydrant and three parked cars.
The truck is later seen driving through an intersection and Fairy Meadows McDonalds parking lot, colliding with a fire hydrant and three parked cars.
The 24-year-old, who destroyed several vehicles and seriously injured two women, was simply in a hurry to reach his destination, the court heard on Wednesday.
One of the women sustained nine broken ribs, while the other had a cut on her head and severe bruising.
Mr. Bisht disobeyed several warning signs to slow down and use a lower gear on an upcoming descent.
“If he had left it in low gear all the time, this disaster wouldn’t have happened,” said Judge Gregory Woods, QC of the court.
He had a duty to use the emergency ramp. He should have tried. ‘
Mr. Bisht was convicted of dangerous and negligent driving and of causing bodily harm after the court rejected his claim that the brakes failed.
Sourab Bisht, 24, (pictured) was behind the wheel of the low-loader, which was loaded with steel at the time, when he lost control in November 2018
The Roads and Maritime Service has provided evidence in court that the truck’s brakes were faulty but still operational, the ABC reported.
He was sentenced to 15 months in community imprisonment as a correction warrant, and failed to appeal that decision to a higher court.
Judge Gregory Woods acknowledged that Bisht was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
His good character meant that he would not serve a prison term.
His original warrant for extensive corrections remains in effect as his actions were considered extremely reckless and could have caused multiple deaths.