Truck driver charged over multi-vehicle crash in Sydney

Out of control truck collided with eight vehicles and injured six people.


The truck driver involved in a serious crash north of Sydney last month will front court on a number of dangerous driving charges.

Police in New South Wales have charged the 40-year-old driver with two counts of dangerous driving, one count of negligent driving and six counts of causing bodily harm over the multi-vehicle crash on October 21 that injured six people at Dee Why.

The man’s truck was travelling down a steep hill from Warringah Road towards Pittwater Road when it lost control, crossed northbound lanes, mounted a median strip and collided with eight vehicles stopped at a traffic light.

NSW Police suspended the man’s licence and issued him a notice to attend court on January 19 next year.

The accident crushed one vehicle, a Mazda 3, beneath the truck, injuring two off-duty police officers who were inside the vehicle.

"A total of six people were injured as a result of the crash. Four sustained minor injuries. More seriously injured were a man and woman, both off-duty police officers, who were trapped for a period of time in the Mazda 3," NSW Police says.

"All have since been released from hospital, except the female off-duty officer who remains in a rehabilitation facility for ongoing treatment."

The crash led to a two-day compliance operation targeting pantech and tautliner trucks throughout Sydney.

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