5 Injured In Adelaide After Car Slams Pedestrians. Was this deliberate?
Five people are in hospital with multiple injuries after a car ploughed into a traffic light post and a group of pedestrians at an intersection in Adelaide’s CBD.
The 40-year-old driver, who is ‘known to police’, is in a serious but stable condition, while four women – two 67-year-olds, one 32-year-old and one 26-year-old – are being treated for various injuries.
The black BMW hatchback was traveling north down Pulteney Street and was turning into Rundle Street when his vehicle slammed into the light pole and the pedestrians.
Emergency crews were called to the intersection at the corner of Rundle and Pulteney Streets just after 4pm Saturday afternoon.
The vehicle struck the pedestrians as they waited to cross the road near Target.
Witnesses recalled hearing the screams from the elderly woman after she was hit.
‘(There was) a loud band and smoke coming out of the bonnet and everyone rushed to help,’ a witness told Seven News.
‘There was screams from a woman just screaming, “help me, someone please come and help me”,’ she said.
Another witness said she saw people trapped inside the car as well.
‘There was another lady on the ground, and another guy. Not good,’ she said.