Mon­ster scare at truck show

Penrith Press - - NEWS - Dave Barn­well

A WOMAN was treated for shock when a mon­ster truck lost con­trol and ca­reered into the path of spec­ta­tors at Pen­rith Pace­way.

Fans at Satur­day’s Mon­ster Slam event were left shaken af­ter a driver lost con­trol of his truck and swerved into a fence dur­ing a demon­stra­tion run.

Shocked spec­ta­tors be­hind the fence fled on foot as the 1500 horsepower ve­hi­cle hur­tled to­wards them.

One woman re­cov­er­ing from a knee re­con­struc­tion was treated at the scene for shock. No fur­ther in­juries were re­ported.

Ti­mara L Vezi­tis wrote on the Pen­rith Press Face­book page “the Scooby-Doo truck slid af­ter brak­ing; he slid that slowly that the fence took about five sec­onds to fully fall’’.

Organisers had pro­moted the event as keep­ing “fans on the edge of their seats” as “mon­ster trucks made gi­gan­tic jumps and reached new heights”.

Or­gan­iser Scott An­der­son said a “full re­port would be con­ducted into the in­ci­dent”.

“The truck didn’t make con­tact with any of the spec­ta­tors,” Mr An­der­son said.

“We have very strict pro­to­cols in place and trucks can be turned off re­motely if they need to be.

“Safety is our num­ber one pri­or­ity.”

The in­ci­dent did not dis­rupt the re­main­der of the event’s pro­gram, with the line-up in­clud­ing Amer­i­can driver Kreg Chris­tensen.

The mon­ster truck hits the fence. Pic­ture: Tomis­lav Marakovic/Face­book

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