A white SUV rammed into pedestrians in Melbourne, Australia, leaving at least 13 people injured. The car reportedly crashed into a tram stop, and the driver has been arrested.
The incident reportedly occurred at the intersection of Flinders and Elizabeth streets. Paramedics have taken 13 people to local hospitals and are assessing two more people at the scene. Some are in serious condition. A preschool-aged child is among them, according to local media.
“As it (the car) approached this intersection here… it just mowed everybody down, people were flying everywhere,” Sue, a witness, told 3AW Drive.
Police are currently attending an incident on Flinders Street between Elizabeth and Swanston streets where a vehicle has collided with a number of pedestrians. Police have arrested the driver of the car. Extent of injuries are not known at this stage. (1/2)
— Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) December 21, 2017
Another witness, David, told ABC the car was going “between 60 and 100kms an hour” and “hit people in a fair speed and at least one or two of them got thrown pretty high into the air.”
Police cordoned off the area, and Flinders Lane is blocked off through to Elizabeth Street.
Paramedics have now transported 13 people to city hospitals. Two more people are being assessed by paramedics at the scene.
— Ambulance Victoria (@AmbulanceVic) December 21, 2017