An airport in Florida was thrown into destruction after a pickup truck careered off the road and straight into its terminal. The moment the vehicle smashed through a window and crashed into a rental car check-in desk was caught on film by CCTV. The white truck can be seen causing chaos, taking down a wall and leaving a mess of debris in its path. Though no one in the airport was injured, the driver of the truck was taken to hospital with severe injuries.
The incident took place in the early hours of 19 December at Florida’s Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, with surveillance cameras recording footage of the shocking moment.
The pickup truck, which is reportedly a GMC Sierra, crashed through a chaining fence and a cinderblock wall before being stopped by the rental car counter.
Luckily, the airport was largely empty of passengers at the time, with the final flights of the evening 20 minutes before the incident occurred.
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Reports state that the driver of the truck is a 40-year-old man who is currently in hospital being treated for “severe injuries”.
Prior to the crash, local police state they had already attempted to stop the driver for his reckless driving, but he had sped away.
The truck then bombed through the airport parking lot and into the terminal.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, airport personnel estimated that the damage to the luggage carousel alone would require months to repair and cost of around $ 250,000.