A runaway car crashed into a crowd outside a busy pub in Norway tonight, injuring eight people.
Crowds were queuing outside the live music bar in the central Norwegian town of Hamar when the car struck, causing “complete chaos”.
Police confirmed that three of the eight injured are hospitalized and the other four have been discharged.
The car reportedly rolled into crowds queuing outside the Festiviteten bar and nightclub at 9.22pm tonight.
It is not yet known why the car rolled down the hill, but the driver was not in it.
“A driverless car rolled into the crowd outside a nightclub. No one was critically injured,” said police chief Rune Vegard Huuse VG News immediately after the incident.
A witness told local media that the runaway car had a shattered window, adding to the mystery.
“The sequence of events is unclear and there is no reason to believe that the incident was premeditated, but we cannot rule it out,” said police spokeswoman Mona Øverby.
“Now there will be an investigation, so we conducted numerous witness interviews at the scene,” she added.
Another witness, Jørgen Trøen, told the story VG : “A car came right up to the queue very quickly and then three or four people got run over. Then it was total chaos.”
A third witness, Espen, 23, said: “I was standing in line and didn’t realize the car was coming our way. I was chatting with friends when the car started.”
“People started screaming and screaming. Only then did I see a car parked on the sidewalk.”