A minivan plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in downtown Shanghai on Friday, sending 18 folks to hospitals.
Three folks suffered severe accidents when the van veered onto a sidewalk and burst into flames round 9 a.m. close to Folks’s Park within the coronary heart of the Chinese language monetary hub, the town authorities mentioned on its social media account.
Shanghai police consider it was an accident brought on by the 40-year-old driver with the surname Chen, and never an act of terror.
Native media reported the car was carrying six folks and several other tanks of gasoline when it swerved off the highway.
Chen, who was smoking a cigarette contained in the car on the time of the crash, is suspected of illegally transporting harmful substances, the Shanghai public safety bureau mentioned on its official Weibo feed.
He’s at present receiving therapy.
Movies on social media confirmed folks mendacity unconscious on the pavement subsequent to a Starbucks cafe and firefighters attempting to extinguish a blaze contained in the van.
The crash occurred across the time British Prime Minister Theresa Could was delivering a speech at a enterprise occasion in Shanghai.