‘I do not know the way I received up right here, I used to be attempting to leap it’: Driver mounts concrete barrier on busy Sydney highway after driving head-on into oncoming site visitors going 100km/h as a result of he was attempting to keep away from paying a toll
- Frank Mollica mounted a concrete barrier alongside the M5 freeway to keep away from a toll
- He additionally admitted to taking illicit medication earlier than getting behind the wheel of ute
- Man, 47, admitted he’d already gone by way of 4 tolls and tried to keep away from one other
A person has admitted to taking pace, merging onto the alternative facet of a freeway and mounting a concrete barrier in a bid to keep away from paying a toll.
Frank Mollica, 47, drove his ute up the exit-ramp on the M5 freeway close to Hammondville in Sydney’s south-west throughout peak hour site visitors on Saturday morning.
After driving round 10kms into oncoming site visitors, the brick-layer then scaled the concrete barrier attempting to keep away from one other toll.
The silver Volkswagon ute immediately tilted sideways earlier than two of the wheels lifted into the air, leaving Mr Mollica airborne and caught.
In an try and keep away from tolls, a Sydney man mounted his silver Volkswagon ute onto a concrete barrier on the M5 highaway and drove onto oncoming site visitors on Saturday morning
Frank Mollica, 47, (pictured) stated he drove his ute up the exit-ramp on the freeway close to Hammondville in Sydney’s south-west throughout peak hour site visitors and mounted his car alongside the barrier
Regardless of the severity of the crash nonetheless, Mr Mollica, who lives in Georges Corridor, appeared nonchalant.
‘I received on about 4 tollways in the past and I used to be attempting to keep away from the toll,’ he casually informed 7 News.
He then stated he had tried to mount the ‘little bit within the center’ however it hadn’t labored.
‘I do not know the way I received up right here, I used to be attempting to leap it actually,’ he stated.
Mr Mollica stated he had tried to mount ‘the little bit within the center’ to keep away from the oncoming toll however it hadn’t labored
Site visitors piled up across the incident, which Mr Mollica appeared unphased with creating
‘I am stunned I survived it,’ he informed Nine News.
Inspector Phil Brooks from Freeway Site visitors and Management stated it was one of the vital ‘grave and harmful occasions’ that they’d seen in a really very long time.
Mr Mollica additionally admitted to each police and reporters that he had taken illicit medication earlier than he received behind the wheel.
‘[I’ve taken] a little bit of pace within the final two days at a celebration,’.
Mr Mollica was arrested and brought to Bankstown Hospital the place he underwent a number of blood and urine assessments.
He’s anticipated to face a number of site visitors offences together with harmful driving.
He additionally admitted to taking pace two days earlier than leaping behind the wheel and was arrested by police on the scene – he’s anticipated to face a number of site visitors offences