Four People Remain Critical After Melbourne Car Attack
Nineteen people were injured during a deliberate attack in Melbourne yesterday afternoon that saw a car plough into pedestrians on the corner of Flinders street and Elizabeth Street.
As of 6am this morning, the Sydney Morning Herald was reporting that four of those injured are in a critical condition in hospital.
The remaining victims are also being treated for serious injuries.
Those injured in the attack are aged between four and eighty-three years of age. It is reported that the preschool-aged boy is not among those in a critical condition and he remains in the Royal Children's Hospital with head injuries, but in a stable condition.
Seven people are being treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and two of these people are in a critical condition.
Nine people are at The Alfred Hospital and again two of these people are in a critical condition.
Two people are in St Vincent's hospital.
The driver of the vehicle and the off duty police officer who arrested the culprit are among the victims being treated at the hospitals.
At this stage, police do not believe that the attack was terror related, but they do think it was a deliberate act. Investigations are still underway.