Six people were injured, three of them seriously, when a driver veered into a Tel Aviv restaurant Saturday evening in an incident police have ruled an accident.
Police said an elderly driver swerved onto a sidewalk on Ben Yehuda street in the city, slamming into a number of people.
According to initial reports, the driver lost control of the vehicle possibly due to losing consciousness, causing the accident.
Paramedics were on the scene treating the injured, three in serious condition and three with moderate wounds.
רכב איבד שליטה ונכנס עם הרכב לתוך מסעדה, ברחוב בן יהודה 7 בתל אביב. 3 קשה, 3 בינוני. pic.twitter.com/1XXa45P0K6
— אלי שלזינגר (@EliShlezinger) June 18, 2016
Police were quick to put out the word that the incident was an accident and not a terror attack as Tel Aviv was still reeling from a deadly shooting rampage less than two weeks ago at the Sarona Market plaza in the city in which four people were killed and a dozen injured.
The attack on June 8 came after weeks of relative calm amid months of violence that have included stabbings, shootings, car-rammings and a suicide bombing and have claimed the lives of 33 Israelis since October 1.
Some 200 Palestinians have also died in that same time period, a majority of them while carrying out attacks, according to Israeli authorities.