A MUSLIM driver of Northern African background (Morocco) drove onto the pedestrian walk at a main traffic road in Palma. Five people who were waiting at a bus stop were injured. Police hesitate to call it terrorism even thought the driver was a Muslim.
VladTepesBlog The driver of the vehicle was arrested. He is being charged with battery and endangering the safety of the traffic. Word is that according to police, the young driver of Moroccan nationality lost control over the car. (Sure he did) The car came to a stop at the outer wall of a branch bank. Islamic State calls for this kind of attack specifically.
Panic broke out immediately after the accident at the scene of the accident at the Avenida Alejandro Rosselló near the central Plaza España. Police started a large scale operation to get the situation under control quickly. Initially, there is no information about the backgrounds of the accident which occurred around 10 AM CET.
According to Spanish Media reports, the police are now investigating if it is a simple traffic accident, or if terrorist motives could lie behind the incident.
One of the victims suffered grave injuries. Ultima Hora tweets that the injured are four tourists from the Northwestern Spanish region Galicia, all of them old age pensioners, and one young person from Palma.