Baby dead, several injured as motorist accidentally drives into crowd in Brazil

Security personnel are seen at the scence of an accident where a motorist rammed into pedestrians on a crowded broadwalk in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

​Brazilian authorities say a baby was killed and 17 people were injured when a motorist drove into a crowded boardwalk along Copacabana beach.

Rio de Janeiro’s municipal health department confirmed on Friday that an Australian was among those injured in the Thursday night incident and that the 68-year-old is breathing with the help of a respirator. Eight others remain hospitalized, many with broken bones.

The state health department confirmed the death of a baby girl.

People gather at the scence of an accident where a motorist rammed into pedestrians on a crowded broadwalk in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The famous Brazilian boardwalk was crowded on a hot summer night when the car jumped the curb.

Police have said it was not a terrorist attack and have arrested the driver.

The driver told police he had not been drinking but lost control of his car. He also said that he has epilepsy.

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