A driver injured 15 people on Thursday when he reversed into the outdoor seating section of a cafe in Bat Yam.
Security camera footage from an initial police investigation shows the driver apparently losing control of the vehicle, which moved up onto a sidewalk as he was leaving a parking space.
The driver apparently did not have an Israeli license, initial findings suggest, but a person who was with him in the car before the accident told investigators that he held a U.S. license.
Cafe customer, Alex Gilzander, 56, said, “I was sitting at the cafe and didn’t notice anything. Then there was some shouting and a driver hit the accelerator hard and the car jolted backwards and I was hit and thrown into the air. I feel fine, I just have some pain.”