Driver arrested after hijab shop crash that injured 14 in Sydney

Driver arrested after hijab shop crash that injured 14 in Sydney

The 51-year-old man was taken to Liverpool Hospital yesterday after the incident and underwent mandatory testing before being taken to Bankstown Police Station.

Most of the injured were women aged between 18 and 36.

"The community is shaken and HH management is working to make sense of this tragedy", the business said in a Facebook post on Thursday night.

The reason for the crash remains under investigation and police are seeking witnesses.

Hijab House said both customers and staff had been injured.

New South Wales Police Supt Murray Reynolds told 2GB radio station that police were looking into whether it was a deliberate act.

In the video captured by a bystander, thick smoke can be seen billowing from the Subaru while it is stopped at the traffic lights.

The Mitsubishi then appeared to accelerate across the crowded intersection before ploughing into the shop's glass windows.

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Dozens of paramedics, firefighters, police, nine ambulances and a specialist medical team remain on the scene.

Two patients, including the driver, were taken to Liverpool Hospital and eight others are being treated across Canterbury and Bankstown-Lidcombe hospitals.

A sports auto crashed into a shop selling traditional Islamic wear in western Sydney today, injuring 11 people as well as the driver, but there was no indication the crash was terrorism related, a spokeswoman for the New South Wales state police said.

"They're presently being handled on the scene; nonetheless, their accidents aren't believed to be life-threatening".

John Makhlouf, who owns a nearby petrol station, said he saw a auto career through the intersection and into the shop.

"I ran outside and saw the vehicle had gone through the shop", he said. One auto got pushed out of the way and the other vehicle went straight into the shop and crashed and you could hear the horn constantly beeping, ' he told the ABC.

A worker at First National Real Estate across the road told The Daily Telegraph the injured people were "mostly girls who were in the shop, some were trying on clothes".

Shahmar Abas, who works at a juice stand on the corner opposite Hijab House, said he watched as smoke poured from one of the cars before it drove into the store.

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