Pedestrians flee as car speeds through Bourke St mall

Australian Associated Press
·1-min read

A driver has caused chaos in Melbourne's central business district, mounting the kerb on Bourke Street and sending pedestrians fleeing.

Police tried to pull over a green Toyota Corolla on Bourke Street near the Swanston Street intersection, just before 5pm on Thursday.

But the car sped off, mounting the kerb and police are still in pursuit, deploying a helicopter to try to locate him.

A car drives through Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall.
People run for cover as a car drives through Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall on Thursday. Source: 7News

The male driver was last seen in the St Kilda area, and police are urging anyone who has seen the car to call triple zero.

There have been no reports of injuries.

In 2017, Melbourne's Bourke Street killer James Gargasoulas used a stolen car to mow down and kill six people in the busy CBD mall.

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