Police say they’re investigating whether or not the 66-year-old suffered a medical episode behind the wheel.
5 individuals, together with two youngsters, have been killed and a number of other others injured after a automotive ploughed right into a beer backyard in regional Australia.
The incident occurred when an SUV mounted a curb and hit patrons outdoors a pub in Daylesford, about 110km (68 miles) northwest of Melbourne, on Sunday night, police within the state of Victoria stated on Monday.
4 individuals died on the scene, whereas a lady died in hospital after being airlifted to Melbourne for remedy, police stated.
5 different individuals, together with an 11-month-old boy, are in hospital being handled for accidents.
Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton stated the automotive had collided with a “massive variety of individuals” at tables outdoors the pub.
“It’s one of the crucial confronting scenes, I’ve been informed, that skilled officers have been to,” Patton stated throughout a information convention.
Patton stated police had but to talk to the 66-year-old driver of the car as he was being handled in hospital and the reason for the incident was nonetheless unclear.
He stated the motive force had been breath-tested and had no alcohol in his system, and that police had been investigating all avenues, together with the chance the motive force suffered a medical incident behind the wheel.