An unnamed Mazda driver experienced a harrowing incident on a busy street in the nation’s capital, when their vehicle inexplicably lost control and violently “scattered” pedestrians in its wake.
The incident occurred during the morning rush hour, when pedestrians were out in abundance. The driver, whose identity has been withheld, was reportedly travelling at a high rate of speed. Suddenly, the vehicle began to veer in an irregular fashion and the driver was unable to maintain control, resulting in the vehicle careening off the roadway and onto the sidewalk.
The suddenness and unexpectedness of the event caused a number of pedestrians to be “scattered” in the vehicle’s path, with some individuals sustaining minor injuries. However, no fatalities were reported.
Local authorities are currently investigating the incident, and are attempting to ascertain the precise cause of the loss of control. While the driver has been cooperative with the investigation, authorities have yet to determine whether the incident was the result of a mechanical failure, driver error, or some other factor.
The incident serves as a stark reminder of the need for all motorists to exercise care and caution when behind the wheel, particularly in areas of high pedestrian traffic.