Monster scare at truck show
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