Multiple people injured after car collides with pedestrians near Rundle Mall

AT least five people have been injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians near Rundle Mall, in Adelaide’s CBD.

The dramatic incident unfolded near the entrance to the packed pedestrian mall, at the intersection of Rundle and Pulteney streets, just after 4pm local time on Saturday.

A black four-door hatchback-type car is believed to have mounted a footpath where it struck several pedestrians before coming to a halt after smashing into a traffic light.


South Australia Police have confirmed five people, including the driver of the car, have been injured.

The driver is believed to be in a critical condition and has been taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Four pedestrians have also been rushed to hospital with what police say are “serious injuries”.

Video uploaded to social media shows a fleet of emergency vehicles, including multiple ambulances, at the scene.

The intersection has been closed to all traffic between North Terrace, Grenfell Street and Bent Street, with police diverting traffic away from the scene.

Major Crash Investigators are also in attendance.

Members of the public have been urged to avoid the area while emergency services respond to the incident.

It was not immediately clear at the time of writing if the incident was an accident or a deliberate act.

There are reports that the driver may have suffered a medical condition behind the wheel.

However, police are yet to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.