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Moment distracted Sydney driver send pedestrians flying

  • Wesam Hmayden, 24, took his eyes off the road to play with his radio.
  • The victims were struck on a pedestrian crossing in Miller in southwest Sydney
  • Hmayden had previously racked up 36 demerit points since getting his licence

A security camera captured the moment a man with an ‘abysmal’ driving record sends two pedestrians flying into the air while he was distracted.

Wesam Hmayden, 24, took his eyes off the road to play with his radio.

The victims were struck on a pedestrian crossing in Miller in southwest Sydney last November, 7 News reported.

 

The shocking moment a man with an ‘abysmal’ driving record sends two pedestrians flying into the air while he was distracted has been caught on camera

Disturbing footage of the incident shows Hmayden driving straight through the crossing, sending the pedestrians metres into the air

Disturbing footage of the incident shows Hmayden driving straight through the crossing, sending the pedestrians metres into the air

Disturbing footage of the incident shows Hmayden driving straight through the crossing, sending the pedestrians metres into the air.

Hmayden quickly realises what he’s done and in a panic gets out of the car.

Fortunately the victims have made a full recovery. 

 Lawyer Ahmed Dib told 7 News ‘It was a moment of misjudgment,’

‘Unfortunately it’s resulted in a tragic incident where two people were hit and collided with the vehicle.’

But it wasn’t the first time Hmayden had been in trouble behind the wheel.

He had previously racked up 36 demerit points since getting his licence.

In court Magistrate Shane McAnulty told him: ‘Your record is abysmal.’

Hmayden was handed a three-year bond and banned form driving for 18 months. 

Hmayden (left) was handed a three-year bond and banned form driving for 18 months 

Hmayden (left) was handed a three-year bond and banned form driving for 18 months 

The victims were struck on a pedestrian crossing in Miller in southwest Sydney 

The victims were struck on a pedestrian crossing in Miller in southwest Sydney 



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