A picture tells a thousand words – this photo of the valet park gone horribly wrong at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sydney – is pretty graphic. The valet had to be cut out of the car but thankfully was not at all injured (although he was offered the rest of the day off work). According to the stories in the media, there were no other drivers involved and, unless there was some mechanical defect in the vehicle, it looks like what may have happened is that the accelerator was applied instead of the brake and the valet driver was at fault and caused this accident.
The NSW Government introduced a new motor accident compensation scheme for all accidents occurring after 1 December 2017. The scheme allows drivers whose fault causes an accident to claim benefits including loss of income, treatment for their accident related injuries and care or assistance required to help them recover from their injuries, subject to the following restrictions: