Truck driver accused of mowing a pedestrian, 21, allegedly wearing gloves before dragging the body to the sidewalk and driving off
- Tuiniua Fine, 51, was charged with a series of violations, including manslaughter
- Fine is accused of killing a 21-year-old pedestrian while carrying out trash
- The pedestrian walked along Central Street at around 1.30 a.m. on Wednesday
- It is said that the body of the victim was fine and the Sydney CBD scene fled
A garbage truck driver accused of running a 21-year-old pedestrian who allegedly texted a friend on gloves to move the man’s body before he drove off.
Tuiniua Fine, 51, was charged with a series of offenses, including manslaughter, negligent driving with death as a result, and interference with a corpse.
CCTV recordings showed George Yuhan Lin, 21, looking down at his phone during a walk through Central Street in the CBD of Sydney on Wednesday around 1.30 pm.
Moments later, Mr. Lin was hit from behind by the reversing garbage truck that was reportedly driven by Fine.
Tuiniua Fine, 51, was charged with a series of offenses, including manslaughter, negligent driving with death as a result, and meddling with a corpse on Wednesday.
Fine is also accused of moving the body of the 21-year-old before continuing with his garbage dump.
“The police will claim in court that the driver has driven the truck backwards at speed, hit the pedestrian and knocked him down,” said a police statement.
“The driver got out, allegedly removed the man from the roadway without offering assistance or contacting the emergency services, and then drove off the scene.”
Shocked witnesses tried to breathe new life into Mr. Lin, but he was declared dead when paramedics arrived.
“He is entangled in the car and [the driver] drove another 20 or 30 meters and dragged him away, “witness Aaron Fleming told Nine News.
The alleged driver was tracked down at Kings Cross three and a half hours later.
The 51-year-old garbage truck driver was arrested and charged after he turned over and beaten the man, then took him off the road and fled the scene
The garbage truck was owned by Sydney Waste Services
A man who witnessed the arrest of the driver said he started crying while being taken by the police.
The police are now trying to explain why Mr. Lin was walking down the street at that moment and looking for his cell phone.
“The cell phone is an important part of our research,” said Supt Wood.
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• Cannot stop and help after collision with the vehicle resulting in death
• Dangerous driving with fatal outcome dangerous
• Careless driving (on the occasion of death)
• Improper intervention in corpses or human remains
• Do not reverse safely
“I have absolutely no doubt it was in Central Lane. I would very clearly suggest that someone picked it up. “
Supt Wood called the person who picked up the man’s phone to take him to the police for his investigation.
Penalty did not apply to bail when he appeared at the Central Local Court on Thursday.
A family member out of court said that Fine is a “very good man,” Nine news reported.
He returns to court in April.
The truck was owned by Sydney Waste Services.
“We were informed by police early this morning of an incident involving one of our trucks and drivers, and we are deeply concerned about what happened,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends and we are now working with the authorities.”
Shocking CCTV recordings showed George Yuhan Lin looking down at his phone during a walk along Central Street in the CBD at about 1.30 a.m. on Wednesday morning