Car slams into Victoria bus stop, hits two pedestrians

Cause of crash still unknown, but Victoria police report bystanders rushing to aid victims

  • Oct. 7, 2013 10:00 a.m.

The scene of a car crash near the corner of Shelbourne and Hillside Avenue. Around 2 p.m. Monday

A driver slammed her car into a bus stop near the corner of Hillside Avenue and Shelbourne Street this afternoon, leaving two commuters with unknown injuries and rupturing a gas line.

The accident took place around 2 p.m. while bystanders reportedly rushed to move the victims away from the leaking gas, said VicPD Const. Mike Russell.

“We heard there were people who dragged the two victims out of the area, one using a piece of the wreckage at the bus stop to put one of the victims on and move her out of the way of the gas,” Russell said.

The other victim, who was in a wheelchair, was also dragged away from the immediate collision scene before emergency responders arrived.

While both women were rushed to hospital, VicPD wasn’t immediately advised on their conditions.

Information on the driver is not being released at this time.

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