Erratic driver causes havoc on grand final day
by: Australian Bollards on
A fifteen-year-old Knoxfield boy has been tasered and arrested by Victoria Police, on Grand final day, as he was driving erratically on Swanston Street, in Melbourne CBD.
The teenage boy, who claims to be mentally impaired, was wearing a helmet and armed with a weapon, aimed to caused havoc among fellow members of the community.
Pedestrians feared for their life as they believed the young boy was ‘purposely’ trying to run them down and screamed to the police to “shoot him”.
Although many believe the boy looked like a terrorist, due to wearing a black helmet and carrying a black backpack, police are certain he had no known links to terrorism and he didn’t pose as a threat to the community.
Fortunately, no one was injured when this incident occurred despite video showing the car speeding in reverse down one of Melbourne’s busiest roads.
A similar incident happened earlier this year when a dangerous, out-of-control and mentally impaired driver, slammed through pedestrians on Bourke Street Mall, killing several and injuring a plethora of innocent people.
We need to ensure Australian CBD streets have strong bollard protection to prevent out of control drivers entering foot paths.
We propose a soft approach to hard security which will make people feel safe without reminding city visitors of the dangers around them.