Two men are still fighting for life after the car rampage that mowed down pedestrians on Flinders Street in Melbourne’s CBD last week.
In total, 20 people were hospitalised after the incident, including the alleged driver Saeed Noori and the off-duty police officer who arrested Noori, when a white 4WD ploughed through a group of pedestrians crossing Flinders Street on the Thursday before Christmas.
An 83-year-old Brunswick man and two South Korean men in their 60s were initially listed as critical, but one has since improved, police say.
As of Boxing Day, eight pedestrians remain in hospital nearly a week after the horrifying evening peak-hour incident.
Noori, an Afghan refugee and Australian citizen with a history of drug and mental health problems, has been charged with 18 counts of attempted murder and one of conduct endangering life.
Police allege Noori acted with “the intention of killing or causing serious injury”.
Noori appeared in court on Saturday and was remanded in custody to reappear on Wednesday.