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Driver mounts pavement and crashes into several people sitting at a terrace bar in Marbella

The driver drives onto the sidewalk and bumps into several people sitting at a bar on a terrace in Marbella: the car “zigzagged and swept everything away.”

  • A car crashed into a terrace in the Costa del Sol resort in Marbella.
  • According to local sources, at least eight people were injured in the crash.
  • The man allegedly driving the car was arrested by the police.
  • Images posted on social media show passers-by helping the wounded

The car crashed into several people sitting on a terrace at a bar in the Costa del Sol resort in Marbella, and according to local reports, eight people were injured.

A police spokesman said the police have arrested the driver of the car and are investigating the incident.

The police and paramedics rushed to the premises, which are located in the city center area near the beach, which is full of cafes and eateries and is very popular with tourists.

An online video from the crash site, one of the main thoroughfares of the coastal resort town, showed ambulances and police officers while waiters cleaned or helped people on the ground.

The incident happened in the middle of the day, when the entire area was overwhelmed with diners having lunch, said Raul Morote, whose family owns several restaurants on the popular avenue.

“The car zigzagged and swept away everything,” Morote told AP.

The Marbella police were not immediately available for comment, but El Espanol reported that the driver was a young local man who was in the car with his parents and the police did not view the accident as terrorism-related.

Pictured: An ambulance is shown at the crash site in Marbella on Monday.

Online video from the crash site (pictured), one of the main thoroughfares of the coastal resort town, shows ambulances and police officers while waiters clean up or help people on the ground.

Local police said five people were rushed to the Costa del Sol hospital, one of whom was seriously injured, The Sun reported.

It is not yet clear how many people were injured and whether anyone could have been killed.

According to local media reports, a 30-year-old man was detained after the incident, who was believed to have been driving a car.

The bar is located on a street called Avenida Miguel Cano, not far from the place where holidaymakers begin their excursions in Marbella in horse carriages.

In the photo: ambulances at the scene in Marbella on Monday.

In the photo: A local officer is directing traffic at the scene in Marbella on Monday.

Police and paramedics (pictured) broke into the premises, which are located in the city center area near the beach, which is full of cafes and eateries and is very popular with tourists.

Police have not yet commented on the incident, which occurred around 15:30 local time (14:30 GMT).

Several ambulances and at least one fire engine were shown in the footage from the scene when the vehicle appeared to crash into a shop window.

Fully vaccinated UK holidaymakers are now free of quarantine when they return to the UK from Spain.

The new rule took effect today.

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