‘It was a deliberate act’: Police arrest two men after they ‘drove a car into Christmas rush hour crowds’ outside Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station – injuring 14 people and ‘sending bodies flying’
- A white SUV crashed into the crowd of pedestrians near to Flinders Street Station during peak hour Thursday
- At least 14 people are in hospital, several critical including one child with serious head injuries
- Witnesses described seeing the car run a red light and hurtle towards the crowds, hitting a tram stop bollard
- One said: ‘It just mowed everybody down, people were flying everywhere’
- The incident comes almost a year after the Bourke Street Mall rampage and brought the CBD to a standstill
More than a dozen pedestrians, including a toddler, have been injured after a car ‘deliberately’ ploughed into rush hour crowds amid chaotic scenes in the heart of Melbourne.
The drama unfolded as the white Suzuki SUV crashed into the group of panicked commuters and shoppers at the corner of Melbourne‘s busy Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street at 4.41pm on Thursday.
14 people, one in a serious condition, were taken to hospital including a pre-school aged child with serious head injuries where several are critical.
It is unknown if this is a terror related incident although police believe it was a deliberate act.
Two men in the vehicle, who were driving the car with green P plates, have been arrested and are in police custody.
‘At this stage we believe it is a deliberate act, however we do not know the motivation,’ Victoria Police said.