Shocking CCTV footage shows a speeding car plowing into pedestrians and vehicles along Melbourne’s Bourke Street on Friday night, killing one driver.
The video obtained by media outlets depicts a white sedan racing down the busy downtown road and blowing past horrified bystanders. Moments later, screams can be heard as the car strikes people waiting at a tram stop.
The out-of-control vehicle then accelerated further before crashing into other cars, killing a 76-year-old driver. Three pedestrians were hospitalized, along with two other people in a separate car.
Police arrested a 26-year-old Australian man at the traumatic scene and have opened a homicide investigation. While the motive remains unclear, authorities say there is no link to terrorism.
The incident revived painful memories of Melbourne’s deadly 2017 Bourke Street rampage. Leaders praised first responders who swiftly captured the suspect and tended to victims.
Investigators are still working to establish whether the collision was deliberate or reckless. But the harrowing video makes clear the devastating consequences as a peaceful evening erupted in an instant.
A community now mourns the tragic loss of life and prays for the injured. Police are urging any witnesses or those with footage to assist in their ongoing probe into the events.
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