Man Crashes Car After Doing Burnouts While Taking Teens To Year 12 Formal
When arriving at your Year 12 Formal, it can be tempting to go all out and rent a limo.
Others opt for something bougie or relaxed, however some really like to make a scene. That can sometimes not go down so well, as one event can attest.
An Australian man lost control of his 1974 Holden Torana while allegedly doing burnouts and crashing into a cafe as he took two teens to their Year 12 formal.
Sunshine Coast police say the 44-year-old was showing off the rare car to the students by performing burnouts at Moffat Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
The teenage passengers were not injured, but Sunshine Coast police said the outcome could have been much, much worse.
Sunshine Coast District Superintendent Craig Hawkins said: "The vehicle will be subject to a mechanical inspection and if proven that it was an intentional act, it was an absolute, stupid, reckless, immature and very, very dangerous incident."
Footage of the wild event allegedly shows the man doing burnouts on the busy strip before his car skids out of control and crashes into Moffat Beach Brewing Co cafe.
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The car eventually flipped on its side, but fencing installed by the council outside the cafe copped the force of the out-of-control vehicle, potentially saving lives of patrons at the restaurant.
The bar manager of Moffat Beach Brewing Co, Timothy White, told In QLD there were around 20 to 30 people seated in the outdoor dining area at the time of the accident.
"It was kind of like a bomb went off - everyone was scattered, there was broken glass everywhere and everyone was panicking because of the two people on the ground, but everyone was in disarray - they were everywhere."
"It hit the bollards on the gutter and then flipped onto its side," he said.
"That was the biggest saving grace - I think at the speed that it was coming, the car could have very well ended up further into the cafe and into the brewery, which would have been a lot worse for the people in there.
"Two of our patrons got thrown back into the restaurant and suffered minor injuries I do believe, but everyone else was OK after that, which was thankful."
The two diners were taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, though Queensland police said the pair are in a stable condition.
Superintendent Craig Hawkins added: "Thankfully, those two people who were at the café will recover from those injuries, but if it wasn't for the bollards that were at the front of that cafe, we would be looking at multiple serious injuries and I suspect even deaths."
The driver, who resides in nearby Glenview, has been charged with one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle and is due to appear in the Caloundra Magistrates Court on December 9th.
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