A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car ploughed into three people, including a young boy, before smashing into a kebab shop.
The 49-year-old was arrested after two men and a ten-year-old boy were left sprawled on the pavement in pools of blood.
One of the men suffered “life-changing” lower leg injuries in the smash in Redfield, Bristol, at 6.40pm on Thursday and is being treated at nearby Frenchay Hospital.
A South Western Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the boy and another man were taken to hospital with pain to their hips, although their injuries are not thought to be serious.
Three ambulances, paramedics in a rapid response vehicle, a hazardous area team and critical care team attended the casualties, and a fire engine was called to help make the building, home to Antalya Kebab, safe.
A resident, who asked not to be named, said the most seriously injured man lived on the street and had been shopping at an off license next door to the kebab shop.
He said: “We heard a very loud bang. We rushed out of the house to see what had happened and saw a car just outside the kebab shop.
“The glass was smashed and it looked like the car had gone through the front window.
“I saw the man lying on the ground – his leg was smashed and there was blood on the road. Other people were injured too, it was quite chaotic.”
Avon and Somerset Police spokesman Wayne Baker said: “We were called to an incident involving a car in Marsh Lane, Redfield at about 6.40pm last night.
“The vehicle was involved with a collision with a group of four people.
“Two youngsters and an adult received treatment. A second adult remains in hospital with potential life-changing injuries.
“The driver of the car – a woman aged 49 – has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
“Substantial damage was also caused to a property during the incident.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Bristol CID on the force number 101.