Translated from German:
Car ploughs into group of people on the sidewalk in Palma
Palma de Mallorca: Car rushes in crowds
MM-redaktion, 15.04.2017 – 14:12 h
A driver of Northern African background drove onto the pedestrian walk at a main traffic road in Palma on Saturday morning. Five people who were waiting at a bus stop were injured, the Spanish sister newspaper of MM, Ultima Hora, reports on its webpage.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested. He is being charged with battery and endangering the safety of traffic. The word is that according to police, the young driver of Moroccan nationality lost control over the car. The car came to a stop at the outer wall of the branch of a bank.
Panic broke out immediately after the accident at the scene of the accident at the Avenida Alejandro Rosselló near the central Plaza España. Police started a large scale operation to get the situation under control quickly. There is no initial information about the background of the accident, which occurred around 10am CET.
According to Spanish media reports, the police are now investigating whether it is a simple traffic accident, or if other motives could lie behind the incident.
One of the victims suffered grave injuries. Ultima Hora tweets that the injured are four tourists from the Northwestern Spanish region of Galicia, all of them old age pensioners, and one young person from Palma.
The driver was travelling in a car of the SEAT Toledo brand.