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21st Dec 2017

Multiple injuries reported as car mows down pedestrians in Melbourne city centre

Conor Heneghan

Multiple injuries have been reported after a car collided with pedestrians in Melbourne on Thursday afternoon.

Victoria Police reported that the driver of the car was arrested shortly after it collided with a number of pedestrians on Flinders Street between Elizabeth Street and Swanson Street in Melbourne city centre.

The driver of the vehicle and a second man have been arrested and are in police custody.

A number of people were treated at the scene for a range of injuries and have been transported to hospital.

Police officers in Melbourne have saturated the central business district (CBD) in Melbourne as a result of the incident; witnesses have been encouraged to report to Melbourne West Police Station and pedestrians and motorists have been urged to avoid the area.

Commuters have also been instructed to avoid Flinders Street station as a result.

Members of the public with video or images that might assist the police investigation into the incident have been encouraged to upload them using the link below.

While police said that the extent of the injuries is currently unknown, The Age is reporting that up to 15 people were injured as a result.

Although the car, a white Suzuki SUV, is not believed to have been travelling at high speed when it collided with pedestrians, it is reported that it showed no signs of slowing down when the incident occurred.

Victoria Police is providing updates on the situation in Melbourne via its Twitter account.