A man has been charged with drink driving after he crashed his car into a building in Sydney’s CBD this afternoon.
The accident happened at a luxury boutique, on the corner of Market and Castlereagh streets just after 3 pm today.
Police said the driver of the vehicle, a managed 41, was arrested and subjected to a roadside breath test that allegedly returned a positive result.
He was taken to Day Street Police Station and a subsequent test allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.107.
He was charged with mid-range PCA, driving while suspended, and driving in a manner dangerous.
A female pedestrian, aged in her 60s, sustained minor injuries to her hip when she ran from the path of the Ferrari.
She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital.
A female passenger inside the Ferrari was not injured.
The man is due to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on February 5.
There were minor traffic delays along Elizabeth Street and Market Street while the Ferrari was towed from the scene.
The shop window sustained minor damage.
A witness said it was a miracle no one was hurt. Picture: Tim Pascoe
“I was sitting at my desk and heard a loud noise of wheels turning – I rushed to the window and saw the vehicle come around. It was a huge crash,” Grace O’Grady said.
“It was such a loud explosion – it was terrifying. The street was so busy, there were a few hundred people around.
“His windscreen was shattered, he was totally shaken.”
She said the man hit bins which prevented the further disaster, with a little boy walking along the street at the time.
“If it wasn’t for those bins, the child would have been hurt. It was just shocking – it could have been a major fatality,” she told the website.