footage has hit the Chinese internet showing a stopped car suddenly accelerate across an intersection in the city of Guangzhou, plowing into a crowd of pedestrians.errifying
After scattering the pedestrians to the pavement, the car is stopped when it collides with the back of another vehicle. Further video clips show a number of people lying in the street, moaning in pain.
According to local police, the incident, which occurred on Tuesday morning, resulted in 13 injuries including two people who are in critical condition. The driver, a 45-year-old woman, told officers that she had lost control of her vehicle while reaching to the backseat to grab a water bottle.
Police administered a breathalyzer test and found that the woman had no alcohol in her system. She has been detained and the accident is under further investigation.
Chinese media outlets have highlighted images of the woman stepping out of her car, wearing high-heeled shoes.