At least 12 people are injured after a car smashed into a hijab store in Greenacre, Sydney on Thursday afternoon. Disturbing footage on social media showed the motorist revving their SUV at the traffic lights before speeeding through a red light. The car then accelerates straight into the storefront of Hijab House, at the corner of Juno Parade and Waterloo Road in Greenacre.
Emergency services confirmed they were treating a driver and eleven pedestrians at the scene in Sydney’s western district.
According to the police, emergency services were called to the scene at around 3:10pm.
Police have since blocked off Boronia Road between Waterloo Road and Noble Avenue.
Paramedics, nine ambulances a specialist medical team remain on the scene.
New South Wales Police said in a statement: “The male driver and 11 pedestrians have been injured.
“They are currently being treated at the scene; however, their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.”
Two people have been taken to Liverpool Hospital with up to seven others being treated at the scene.
According to the police, the car had previously crashed into a vehicle at the traffic lights, before driving into the store.
John Makhlouf, who owns a nearby petrol station, said he saw a car career through the intersection and into the shop.
He told ABC “I saw a lot of smoke and heard a beeping horn.
“One car got pushed out of the way and the other car went straight into the shop and crashed and you could hear the horn constantly beeping.
“It’s very lucky there was no one standing on the corner or crossing at the lights because they would have been hit.”
NSW Police are asking for witnesses or anyone with CCTV to contact them.