Multiple pedestrians have been hospitalized after a frightening car crash along a busy shopping street in Melbourne, Australia on Friday.
Shocking images emerged showing victims lying injured on Bourke Street outside a McDonald’s after being struck by a speeding vehicle. The out-of-control car continued further down the road before stopping with its hazard lights on.
The chaotic scene saw passersby rushing to aid those hit as first responders raced to the scene. Police quickly closed the intersection at Bourke and Russell Streets to traffic during the emergency response.
Eyewitnesses described hearing loud noises and a frightening scene as the car sped through crowded downtown streets. Many cautioned others in Melbourne to take care in the area as investigators probe the circumstances surrounding the dramatic crash.
While details are still emerging, it appears that multiple pedestrians going about their business on Bourke Street were propelled into a dangerous situation in an instant by a driver’s actions. Police have yet to issue an official statement, but the community is rallying support for those recovering in hospital.
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