The driver of an out-of-control truck that seriously injured two people when it ploughed through the Fairy Meadow McDonald's carpark last November has been identified in court as a young man from Sydney's west.
Sourab Bisht, 23, was behind the wheel of a Hino Ranger flat bed truck loaded with steel on the morning of November 5 when it careered through the Mt Ousley Road/Princes Highway roundabout, then the wooden fence surrounding the McDonalds carpark before colliding with three parked cars and finally pinning a fourth vehicle up against the fence of the Northgate unit complex.
Two women were seriously injured, including the driver of the vehicle that became wedged between the truck and the fence.
Paramedics told the Mercury at the time the woman was suffering from a concussion and suspected fractured ribs and pelvis injuries.
Meanwhile, Bisht was treated for lower back injuries before being allowed to leave the scene. Police carried out an investigation, eventually charging Bisht with four offences in February.
They include two counts of causing bodily harm by misconduct, one count driving in a dangerous manner and a back-up offence of negligent driving.
Charge sheets outlining the offences allege Bisht failed to check the truck's brakes and travelled down Mt Ousley Road in the "incorrect gear and not to the conditions", which was contrary to warning signs and the speed limit for trucks.
He chose not to appear in Wollongong Local Court in person on Tuesday, instead sending a lawyer to enter a plea of not guilty to the charges on his behalf.
The case will return to court on May 28, however Bisht is excused from attending if represented by a lawyer.
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