The driver of the Interstate Queensland in Sydney is accused of crashing into five cars in five collisions
How a driver accused of falling into five cars within three hours was able to continue his alleged attack despite ‘stopping three cyclists in hospital’
- 35-year-old Queenslander Mark Joel Healy is said to have caused eight crashes on Monday
- Healy’s permit was suspended for speeding on the Central Coast at 8:20 AM
- Police were unable to seize his Holden Equinox SUV because it was a rented vehicle
- The SUV reportedly hit 2 cyclists in north Sydney and a car in Woolloomooloo
- Two cars and a cyclist are said to have been hit by the same SUV in east Sydney
- A Subaru is said to have been beaten in the Inner West for an eighth alleged crash
- The SUV was eventually stopped in Penrith and Healy was taken into custody
- He has yet to be charged, but police say it was “dangerous and predatory driving.”
A driver is said to have crashed a rental car into five vehicles and three cyclists in just three hours at various traffic incidents in the north, east and west of Sydney.
Queensland 35-year-old Mark Joel Healy reportedly had eight crashes while driving a rented SUV in Sydney between 9:10 AM and 11:15 AM on Monday.
Healy was driving a hired gray Holden Equinox when he was reportedly caught at over 45 mph above the limit by police at Bar Point on the NSW Central Coast at 8:20 a.m.
He was fined and his driver’s license was suspended on the spot.
Although Healy’s license was suspended, police were unable to seize the SUV because it was a rental.
Less than an hour later at 9:10 AM, the same SUV collided with a cyclist on the Pacific Highway near Lindfield in north Sydney, injuring the 48-year-old man.
Five minutes later, just 2 km south of the first impact, the SUV reportedly hit another cyclist from the side in a frightening incident captured on camera.
Father of three Mark Boyle (pictured), 55, was one of three cyclists hit on Monday morning by an SUV reportedly driven by Queensland 35-year-old Mark Joel Healy.
Footage shows the SUV reportedly sweeping 55-year-old cyclist Mark Royle and knocking it off his bike like a van behind screaming brakes to keep him from being run over.
Mr. Royle, father of three, suffered five fractured ribs and a broken collarbone from the impact that occurred at 9:15 a.m.
“I have no memory (of the collision),” said Mr. Royle 7News. “I’m glad my helmet was good. My helmet saved my head. ‘
Police claim that the SUV driver left the scene without providing assistance or providing details after crashing into both cyclists.
Just over an hour later, the SUV reportedly hit a white Mercedes C220, causing it to get out of hand and blocking the three lanes south of the Eastern Distributor Tunnel in Woolloomooloo. The SUV reportedly did not stop.
The Mercedes driver, a 39-year-old man, suffered bruises and swelling after the alleged crash and was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for a check-up.
A map showing where Healy was stopped for speeding on the Central Coast for eight alleged collisions in Sydney’s north, east and inner west
The SUV reportedly did not stop after hitting a Land Rover Sport driven by a 52-year-old man driving east along Alison Road in Kensington at 9:38 AM.
Police claim that a 36-year-old man driving a WRX witnessed the crash in Kensington and noticed the car’s number plate when the SUV driver drove up on him.
This, in turn, caused a collision with a Mitsubishi Eclipse. The SUV then reportedly drove off the scene without exchanging details.
A 36-year-old man cycled west along Perry Street in Matraville, while also reportedly getting hit from behind by the SUV at 10am.
The cyclist was knocked off his bike and left with cuts on his left elbow and back as the SUV reportedly drove off, reportedly not stopping for the sixth time.
A 39-year-old woman driving a ranger was allegedly hit by the SUV along Bridge Road in Glebe at 10:30 am. The SUV driver reportedly did not stop.
The latest incident occurred when a 59-year-old woman driving a Subaru Outback was allegedly hit by the SUV while driving north along Epping Road at Lane Cove at 11:15 am.
Healy was taken into custody when the rented SUV was finally found in Penrith later on Monday morning.
No charges have been brought at this stage. The accused man (Healy) remains in the hospital, “said a spokeswoman for the NSW police.
Since the car was a rental car, police were unable to seize the vehicle after it was skipped due to speeding, which eventually allowed it to drive later in the day.
Superintendent Jenny Scholz said investigators would argue that the calamity was deliberate.
“This is by no means negligent. This is deliberate, dangerous and predatory driving, “she told reporters on Monday.