Indian-origin man crashes truck into car, kills 4 in Australia
An Indian-origin man has been charged in Australia with several offences after the truck he was driving crashed into a car, killing four members of a family. Jobandeep Gill, a 27-year-old sub-contractor for a trucking company in Melbourne, was refused bail at a hearing.Updated: Mar 01, 2014 21:00 IST
An Indian-origin man has been charged in Australia with several offences after the truck he was driving crashed into a car, killing four members of a family.
Jobandeep Gill, a 27-year-old sub-contractor for a trucking company in Melbourne, was refused bail at a hearing.
A man, 37, a woman, 33, and two children were killed in the fatal collision, The Age reported.
A nine-year-old boy "miraculously" survived the crash and is being treated at the Royal Children's Hospital. He is stated to be stable, said police.
Gill was charged with four counts of culpable driving causing death, four counts of dangerous driving causing death, one count of reckless conduct endangering life and one count of failing to stop at a stop sign.
He will be produced in the Melbourne magistrate's court on Tuesday.
Major Collision Investigation Unit officials said the truck Gill was driving collided with a car yesterday morning.
Four bodies were recovered from the car, which burst into flames and was "almost instantly incinerated".
"This is a horrific scene," Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill said.
The force of the collision pushed the car about 40 metres along Caldermeade Road before the truck rolled on top of it and both vehicles caught fire.
Hill said the young boy was found wandering around the scene of the crash by a passerby. "He was the sole surviving occupant of the sedan and he is currently at the Royal Children's Hospital suffering superficial injuries," he said.
He said it was the worst crash scene he had been called to in a long time. He added a number of lives were lost "because of the fact that someone has made a mistake".
First Published: Mar 01, 2014 20:58 IST