Richard Pusey Biography – Wiki
Richard Pusey is the Porsche driver from Frankston who has been identified as the mortgage broker, who was caught filming the accident in which a truck driver crashed into two police cars, killing four police officers. He survived the crash, allegedly took video of the scene – which surfaced on social media – and fled on foot, police claimed.
MAN ARRESTED: The driver of the Porsche involved in yesterday’s horrific crash on the Eastern Freeway has been identified as 41-year-old mortgage broker Richard Pusey, who allegedly posted footage of the carnage online before fleeing the scene. #9News https://t.co/0uDuoMWWUA pic.twitter.com/xM3xOz0lQI
— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) April 23, 2020
He is 41 years old.
Richard Pusey Career
In fact, he had previously worked as a nurse, spurred on by personal tragedy in which his brother died of cancer.
In a magazine interview in 2012, Pusey outlined the reasons behind his decision to move from nurse to businessman.
Richard Pusey Alleged In Two Police Cars Crash, Killing Four Police Officers
The police officers had pulled over a Porsche 911 which was allegedly speeding a 140 km/h about 4.50 PM. About 50 minutes later, Mr Bajwa’s semi-trailer veered into the emergency lane and struck the stopped cars, police say.
Police allege that Pusey also viewed the Eastern Freeway into his own race track this week, weaving in and out of cars at speeds of more than 140km/h before Highway Patrol officers pulled him over.
Minutes later, as the four officers and Pusey stood on the side of the road, Mohinder Singh Bajwa lost control of his refrigeration truck and careered into the parked cars, killing the four police officers instantly.
Instead of trying to save lives, Pusey took photos of the scene before fleeing on foot.
Asked what caused the crash, reporters were told: “It’s too early to really say, until we speak to the driver”.
Richard Pusey Video
The court heard Pusey had missed being killed after heading to the side of the road to urinate.
Instead of helping Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor who was lying injured on top of his car, Pusey pulled out his camera and began to video.
‘Amazing. Absolutely amazing. All I wanted to do was go home and eat my sushi and now you have f**ked my f**king car,’ he was allegedly heard to say, refusing to help in what would be the mother-of-two’s last moments.
Homicide squad Leading Senior Constable Aaron Price said the police officer was pleading for help while Pusey continued to film her.
Later that night, Pusey allegedly called a federal police officer he knew and sent her the video.
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His ex-girlfriend Bonnie Wang told Daily Mail Australia she was shocked to hear about the allegations against him.
She said while Pusey had left his role as a nurse to make more money and fund the lavish lifestyle he so desperately craved, he had always ‘cared’ for his patients when nursing.
Richard Pusey Into Custody
Mr Richard Pusey was arrested at Chemist Warehouse in Collingwood about 9.30 AM on Thursday more than 12 hours since the incident.
Pusey was hit with a string of charges late on Thursday night including reckless conduct endangering life, failing to remain after a drug test and drug pos
Richard Pusey Reports
Pusey’s alleged actions on Wednesday night were labelled as ‘disgusting’ by Victoria Police chief commissioner Graham Ashton.
Crash investigators believe the truck veered into the freeway emergency lane at a speed of about 100km/h.
It traveled a short distance in the shoulder lane until it collided with the three stopped cars.
Police were waiting until daylight on Thursday to piece together what happened. The truck was removed from the scene this morning.