Horrifying moment driver mounts a footpath after his steering wheel DETACHES from his car

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Horrifying moment a driver crashes into a fence and over a footpath after his steering wheel DETACHES from his car

  • Sydney man escaped injury after steering wheel detached while he was driving
  • The man lost control of his Ford Ranger before it mounted a footpath in Bondi
  • A 65-year-old woman had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit by the 4WD
  • The woman was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital 

A driver escaped serious injury after the steering wheel on his 4WD detached from the car while he was driving. 

The 42-year-old man was near the corner of Bondi Road and Bennett Street, in Sydney’s Bondi, at about 9am on Tuesday, when he lost control of his black Ford Ranger.  

A 65-year-old woman had to jump out of the way as the 4WD mounted the footpath and smashed into a bus stop sign. 

The woman suffered minor injuries and was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital for further observation. 

A 42-year-old Sydney man was lucky to escape serious injury after the steering wheel on his Ford Ranger detached (pictured) while he was driving on a busy road

A 65-year-old woman had to jump out of the way when the out of control 4WD mounted the footpath and destroyed a bus stop sign (pictured)

A 65-year-old woman had to jump out of the way when the out of control 4WD mounted the footpath and destroyed a bus stop sign (pictured) 

Video from the scene showed the 4WD sitting on the footpath with minor damage to the front end. 

Meanwhile inside the vehicle the steering wheel was sitting on the front seat.  

The driver of the 4WD was questioned by police at the scene before he was let go.

The tow truck driver reattached the steering wheel just long enough to get the Ford Ranger onto the truck.  

A New South Wales Police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia no further police action was expected. 

The 42-year-old driver (pictured in singlet) was questioned by police at the scene before being allowed to leave

The 42-year-old driver (pictured in singlet) was questioned by police at the scene before being allowed to leave 

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