Dramatic footage shows moment car ploughs into Dubai bank sending customers fleeing

Police detain man who lost control of vehicle that smashed through Burjuman branch window on Thursday night

Two people were injured on Thursday night after a driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into an ATM booth at Burjuman shopping centre, Dubai Police said. 
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Two people were injured when a driver lost control of his vehicle and smashed into an ATM booth in Dubai.

The accident happened on Thursday night as customers queued to withdraw cash at the busy Burjuman shopping centre.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, September 1 – 2018 :- Damaged portion ( left side covered with white glass or board ) of the Emirates NBD Bank after one of the motorist lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the glass door of the bank on Thursday night at the Burjuman shopping mall branch in Dubai. ( Pawan Singh / The National )  For News.
The Emirates NBD branch was boarded up on Saturday after a car ploughed through the window on Thursday night. Pawan Singh / The National

“The motorist lost control of his vehicle after recklessly driving on the pavement and swerving to his right side. He then crashed into the glass door of the ATM booth,” said Lieutenant Colonel Faisal Al Qasim, head of Dubai Police's media department.

Footage of the crash was widely circulated online and showed how close members of the public were to being hit by the vehicle.

Lt Col Al Qasim said the 51-year-old driver described as being Asian has been charged with driving recklessly and endangering lives.

“The driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” he said.

Police patrols and ambulance vehicles were sent to the scene and the area cordoned off for hours.