A driver has been arrested after multiple pedestrians were hit by a vehicle on a busy city centre street in Melbourne, Australia, police have said.
Pictures on social media show multiple people injured and receiving help from emergency services.
BREAKING: At least five people are laying motionless on Flinders St after an incident apparently involving a car at Elizabeth St intersection @theheraldsun. pic.twitter.com/rU1gKMEFZL — Sophie Smith (@SophieSmith86) December 21, 2017
Scene on Flinders St. White SUV has gone through pedestrians and crashed into tram stop @9NewsMelb pic.twitter.com/dDYYVFCpMW
Photos showed a white four wheel drive with damage to its front. A person claiming to be a witness called radio station 3AW, saying there were “five to seven people laying on the ground” following the crash.
Another 3AW called claimed the car “just mowed everybody down, people were flying everywhere”, HuffPost Australia reported.
One witness said of the driver: “The only thing slowing him down was him hitting pedestrians.”
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)
December 21, 2017
Police are asking any witnesses to go to the Melbourne West Police Station at 313 Spencer Street, Melbourne and all vehicular and pedestrian traffic to avoid the area. (2/2)
December 21, 2017
Police said the driver was arrested and appealed for witnesses to go to a police station.
All vehicle and pedestrian traffic has been advised to avoid the area on the city’s busy Flinders Street.
As of 5.15pm local time (6.15am GMT), paramedics were assessing 12 people, including one young child who has already been transported to hospital in a serious condition.
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