Two children, one a tiny baby, are among the dead and more are in critical condition.
The driver was Dimitrious Gargasoulas, apparently very well-known to police for a string of family violence assaults and who suffers mental health and drug-related issues.
He was also out on bail for a string of offences, with outstanding warrants for over twenty charges.
They include a charge for breaching bail by failing to appear at court in April and charges relating to a near-deadly police pursuit in November.
The saddest photo of all