Man pleads guilty in fatal Oakleigh crash
Dashcam vision shows the moments Brazilian man Nei Lima DaCosta sped through a red light before he hit a pedestrian and ploughed into a car killing three people.PT0M40S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-34xhe 620 349 March 17, 2014
A Brazilian man has pleaded guilty to killing a pedestrian and an elderly couple in a Melbourne car crash after speeding through a red light.
Nei Lima DaCosta, 30, hit pedestrian Anthony Parsons at Oakleigh on January 12 before losing control of his car and ploughing into a Ford sedan, killing married couple Inimi and Savvas Menelaou.
Another three people were injured, including the Ford driver.
Destruction: the remains of one of the cars involved in the crash. Photo: Michael Clayton-Jones
DaCosta on Monday pleaded guilty to three charges of culpable driving causing death, three counts of negligently causing serious injury and one count of recklessly conduct endangering life.
The Melbourne Magistrates Court has previously been told DaCosta ran a number of red lights and was travelling at 120km/h - about 40km/h over the speed limit - when he hit Mr Parsons.
He will face a pre-sentence hearing in the Supreme Court next month.