Driver charged following CBD crash, SA

Photo: SA Police

Police from the Major Crash Investigation Section have now charged the driver of a car involved in a serious crash in the Adelaide CBD yesterday afternoon where four pedestrians were injured, according to SA Police.

Just after 4pm, Saturday 2 December, a BMW sedan travelling north on Pulteney Street collided with a group of pedestrians at the intersection of Pulteney Street and Rundle Street.

The driver of the BMW sedan, a 40-year-old man from Hampstead Gardens who was arrested on Saturday night and remains in custody in the Royal Adelaide Hospital, has now been charged with two counts of cause serious harm by dangerous driving.

He is expected to remain in hospital until Monday where a bedside court hearing is likely to be conducted. Major Crash Investigators expect further driving charges to be laid at a later date.

The four pedestrians who were standing on the north eastern footpath at the intersection and injured in the crash are being treated in hospital.

  • a 67-year-old woman from Dulwich is in the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a stable condition with multiple injuries.
  • a 67-year-old woman from Heathpool is in the Flinders Medical Centre in a stable condition with leg injuries.
  • a 32-year-old woman from West Croydon is in the Royal Adelaide Hospital stable with leg injuries.
  • a 26-year-old woman from North Adelaide is in the Flinders Medical Centre with minor injuries.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash but they are not treating the incident as a deliberate act.

The intersection was closed to all traffic for several hours but has been reopened.

Police have spoken to a number people at the scene, and are asking anyone who witnessed the crash who has not yet spoken to police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

Crash Rundle Street

Crashed BMW Rundle St

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