According to police in the southern Spanish city of Marbella, a car rammed into a pedestrian area filled with outdoor cafés and restaurants, injuring several people, some of them seriously.
According to AP, a police spokeswoman said officers had arrested the car’s driver and were investigating the incident. The spokeswoman could not be named in media reports because she was not authorised to do so.
According to police reports, five people have been taken to the Costa del Sol Hospital, one of whom has serious injuries.
Online videos from the scene of the crash, on one of the city’s main thoroughfares, showed ambulances and police officers, as waiters cleaned up or assisted people on the ground.
The incident occurred in the mid-afternoon, when the area was bustling with customers eating lunch.
VIDEOS OF THE CAR INCIDENT IN MARBELLA, SPAIN
BREAKING VIDEO: A car has plowed into several people sitting on a terrace at a bar in Marbella, Spain. pic.twitter.com/o21OY6ZBTN
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) July 19, 2021
Un coche pierde el control y arrasa en una calle peatonal de #Marbella pic.twitter.com/vLfBjQAU9T
— Mark (@Mark32863161) July 19, 2021
Un conductor se ha metido con el coche encima de la acera de la Avenida Miguel Cano y se ha llevado unas cuantas personas que estaban sentadas en la terraza del bar Casablanca.
Espero que se quede todo en un susto y que los heridos se recuperen.
— Robe Román (@roberomanortiz) July 19, 2021
🔴🔴 Varios heridos han tenido que ser trasladados al hospital tras es aparatoso accidente en el que un vehículo ha arrollado varias terrazas de la avenida Miguel Cano pic.twitter.com/XrwYtDnyW5
— RTV Marbella (@RTVMarbella) July 19, 2021