Today, Saturday, just before noon, there was a severe traffic accident on Rautatienkatu in the center of Oulu, where a car hit pedestrians, Oulu police inform.

The passenger car had drifted in its direction of travel to the right on a light traffic lane and then hit the wall of the building.

After the collision, the car had still continued its journey and hit two pedestrians.

According to a police release, pedestrians were slightly injured.

The elderly driver of the vehicle and the passenger in the car were taken to the hospital to check on their injuries and well-being.

Alcohol or other intoxicants played no part.

The police are investigating what happened as a threat to road safety.