Car ploughs into pedestrians after Gabba Big Bash clash
Police said the driver was possibly affected by drugs or alcohol. (Supplied: Queensland Ambulance Service)
Four people are in hospital after an out-of-control car ploughed into pedestrians after the Big Bash cricket game in Brisbane last night.
- One of the people sustained a head injury
- Queensland Ambulance’s Stephen Rashford said it could have been much worse
- Police are waiting on the results of blood tests taken from the driver
Three pedestrians were hit by the car, which slammed into a shopfront on Stanley Street at Woolloongabba around 9:30pm.
One of the people sustained a head injury.
Police said the 35-year-old driver was possibly affected by drugs or alcohol and was yet to be interviewed.
Queensland Ambulance’s Stephen Rashford said it could have been much worse.
“All the people who suffered injuries after being struck by the vehicle suffered lower limb injuries as a result of the glass and being hit by the vehicle,” Dr Rashford said.
“We were very fortunate it wasn’t earlier when the majority of the crowd had left the Big Bash.
Paramedics said it was fortunate the crash did not happen when there were more people around. (Supplied: Queensland Ambulance Service)
“This was a very close shave for the emergency services who responded very quickly transporting all patients to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Hospital.”
Police are waiting on the results of blood tests taken from the driver.
They have also appealed for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.