Dozen hurt as car hits crowd in Melbourne

21 December 2017, 05:38 PM
Dozen hurt as car hits crowd in Melbourne (File Photo)
Dozen hurt as car hits crowd in Melbourne (File Photo)

A car ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians in Australia's second-largest city on Thursday, injuring at least a dozen people, some of them seriously, officials said.

Victoria state police said they had arrested the driver of a car after it “collided with a number of pedestrians” in downtown Melbourne.

Paramedics were “treating and transporting to hospital 12 people”, with some seriously injured, Ambulance Victoria added.

Sky News Australia reported that a pre-school child with a head injury was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

A witness, Sue, told Melbourne radio station 3AW that she heard screams before she saw “people flying everywhere”.

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“We could hear this noise, as we looked left, we saw this white car, it just mowed everybody down,” she said.

“People are flying everywhere. We heard thump, thump. People are running everywhere.”

First Published: Thursday, December 21, 2017 05:24 PM

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