SA driver argues no case over crashed car

A man charged after an out-of-control car hit four pedestrians in Adelaide will argue he has no case to answer.

Carlos George Bechara, 40, appeared in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Friday, and was due to enter his plea over the incident, which injured four woman standing on a footpath.

But defence counsel argued a report cannot exclude the possibility that a medical event occurred, and asked magistrate Jayanthi McGrath to list the matter for no case submissions.

The court heard Bechara suffers from sleep apnoea and seizures, and the key issue in the case will be whether he voluntarily directed the car toward the footpath.

The crash occurred in December, 2017, on a Saturday afternoon on Rundle Street, near the entrance to Adelaide's Rundle Mall shopping precinct.

At an earlier appearance, the court heard testing after the crash showed no traces of drugs or alcohol in Bechara's system.

He was charged with cause harm by dangerous driving and Major Crime detectives were involved in the investigation, but they were quick to say it was not a deliberate act.

The four women, aged 26 to 67, were taken to hospital with multiple injuries, while Bechara also spent five days in hospital following the incident.

Ms McGrath continued Bechara's home detention bail until his next appearance, scheduled for July.