Northcote Plaza: car hits Melbourne’s Suzanne Gray store

Car crashes into Suzanne Gray store in busy Melbourne mall – leaving six injured, two stores destroyed

  • Six pedestrians hit by car crashing into busy Melbourne mall
  • A vehicle crashed into the Suzanne Grae clothing store just before 11 a.m. Thursday
  • Four people taken to hospital as driver helps police investigate
  • Pictures from the scene show broken glass and shoe boxes strewn on the floor










Four people were rushed to hospital after a car crashed into a busy Melbourne shopping center, shocking crowds of Christmas shoppers.

The vehicle rolled 45 meters inside Northcote Plaza on Separation Street in the city’s northern suburbs and struck at least two storefronts and six pedestrians.

Emergency services including paramedics, firefighters and police were called to the mall before 11 a.m. Thursday.

Footage from the scene shows the window of the Suzanne Grae clothing store shattered to pieces, as fallen shoe boxes litter the store floor.

Four people were rushed to hospital after a car crashed into a busy Melbourne shopping center, leaving crowds of Christmas shoppers in shock

The vehicle rolled 45 meters inside Northcote Plaza on Separation Street in the city's northern suburbs and struck at least two storefronts and six pedestrians

The vehicle traveled 45 meters inside Northcote Plaza on Separation Street in the city’s northern suburbs and struck at least two storefronts and six pedestrians

The Victoria ambulance said six people were treated at the scene with a man and woman taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital in stable condition.

Another man was treated for upper body injuries and taken to the same hospital in serious but stable condition.

A woman was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for observation.

Two others were assessed at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.

Victoria Police said six pedestrians were struck by the vehicle but said their injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Emergency services including paramedics, firefighters and police were called to the mall before 11 a.m. Thursday.

Emergency services including paramedics, firefighters and police were called to the mall before 11 a.m. Thursday.

Victoria ambulance said six people were treated at the scene with a man and woman taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital in stable condition

Victoria ambulance said six people were treated at the scene with a man and woman taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital in stable condition

The driver of the car is currently assisting officers with their investigations.

Police said the incident “is not treated as deliberate.”

Other occupants have been evacuated from the square as a precaution while a structural assessment of the shopping center is underway.

A witness to the horror recounted 3AW on the radio they “heard a bang and went the other way” after initially thinking “someone was shooting”.

Anyone with information about the crash has been asked to contact Crime Stoppers.


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