A car has crashed into a crowd at a shopping mall in injuring at least seven people. A baby is among the wounded in Westfield Chatswood Mall in Sydney, with six people being rushed to hospital.
Bystanders fled fearing a Barcelona-style attack could be taking place, as the car mounted the pavement and careered into crowds in Sydney’s north shore. Witnesses said it skimmed past a shop and into crowds including what looked to be grandparents and a baby in a pram at the busy intersection. One woman, reportedly aged 22, was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital.
The crash, which took place at 3.45pm local time (6.45am UK time), had echoes of the Barcelona terror attack on Thursday, which saw a gang of jihadis plough through crowds at Las Ramblas, killing 14 and injuring more than 100 others from around the world. Neville Yates tweeted: “Just saw three people mowed down at the bottom of chatswood mall. Looks like driver had passed out. Three women hurt, hopefully ok”