Police and emergency services are currently at the scene. File picture: Hamilton Fiona
Police and emergency services are currently at the scene. File picture: Hamilton Fiona

Five pedestrians hit in CBD crash

FIVE pedestrians, including a preschool-aged child, have been hit by a driver in Melbourne's CBD this afternoon.

Detective acting sergeant Mark Kelly said the driver ran a red light, and he is co-operating with police.

"The scene was chaotic but it was well managed by all emergency services," he said.

"The driver stopped immediately and is very co-operative.

"He's obviously in shock."

Police say drugs and alcohol were not a factor and it cause was "accidental".

"There was no malice involved."

Police and emergency services are currently at the corner of William and La Trobe St.

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It is believed two cars collided and one lost control hitting five pedestrians, including two children.

One adult has serious but non-life threatening injuries, a second adult and two children have minor injuries.

The exact cause of the collision is yet to be determined but police are treating the crash as accidental.


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