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Melbourne City Council required a number of bollards in various areas around the city, to protect the CBD pedestrians in Melbourne, VIC.
Supply and installation of OMNISTOP BOLLARDS
Some of these bollards were put to the test on December 21, 2017, when a man drove a Suzuki Grand Vitara into a crowded area on Flinders Street, near the train station.
CCTV footage shows the car appear to accelerate as it approaches the pedestrians crossing the road, and sadly at least 19 people were injured.
The car was finally stopped when it drove into an Omnistop bollard which had luckily been installed at the nearby tram stop.
The impact crushed the front of the car, and protected further pedestrians from being hit and potentially injured or killed.
Bollards in the same place were impacted by a luxury car more recently on December 13, 2018, at around 5.20pm. The car crashed into the OmniStop Ultra bollard at the corner of Flinders and Elizabeth St, causing traffic chaos during the evening commute. The silver Audi sedan smashed into a bollard in the middle of the road outside the Flinders Street Station. All the airbags in the car went off but the driver was not injured. Luckily, no pedestrians were hurt either. This incident is not believed to be terror related.