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Northcote Plaza: Car slams in Melbourne’s Suzanne Gray store

Car slams into Suzanne Gray store in bustling Melbourne shopping center – six people injured and two shops destroyed

  • Six pedestrians were hit by a car that sped into Melbourne’s busy mall
  • The vehicle drove into the Suzanne Grae clothing store shortly before 11 a.m. on Thursday
  • Four people were hospitalized as the driver was helping the police investigate
  • Pictures from the crime scene show broken glass and shoeboxes scattered on the floor

Four people were hospitalized after a car drove through a busy Melbourne mall and shocked many Christmas shoppers.

The vehicle drove 45 meters into Northcote Plaza on Separation Street in the northern suburbs of the city and hit at least two storefronts and six pedestrians.

Rescue workers, including paramedics, fire brigade and police, were called to the shopping area on Thursday before 11 a.m.

Pictures from the scene show the smashed glass front of the clothing store Suzanne Grae, while overturned shoe boxes scatter the floor of the shop floor.

Four people were hospitalized after a car drove through a busy Melbourne mall and shocked many Christmas shoppers

The vehicle drove 45 meters within Northcote Plaza on Separation Street in the northern suburbs of the city and hit at least two storefronts and six pedestrians

The vehicle drove 45 meters within Northcote Plaza on Separation Street in the northern suburbs of the city and hit at least two storefronts and six pedestrians

Ambulance Victoria said six people had been treated on site, with a man and a woman being rushed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in stable condition.

Another man was treated for upper body injuries and was taken to the same hospital in a severe but stable condition.

A woman was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital for observation.

Two more were examined on site but did not require hospital treatment.

Victoria Police said six pedestrians had been hit by the vehicle, but their injuries were not life threatening.

Emergency services, including paramedics, fire brigade and police, were called to the shopping area on Thursday before 11 a.m.

Emergency services, including paramedics, fire brigade and police, were called to the shopping area on Thursday before 11 a.m.

Ambulance Victoria said six people were treated on site, with a man and a woman rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital in stable condition

Ambulance Victoria said six people were treated on site, with a man and a woman rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital in stable condition

The driver of the car is currently helping the officers with their investigations.

Police said the incident was “not being treated as willful”.

Other residents have been evacuated from the square as a precaution, while a structural assessment of the shopping center is in progress.

A witness to the horror smash told 3AW Radio they “heard a bang and went the other way” after initially thinking “someone was shooting”.

Anyone with information about the crash has been encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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