The man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Melbourne’s CBD is due to front court after being charged with 18 counts of attempted murder.
Afghan refugee and Australian citizen Saeed Noori, 32, of Heidelberg West is expected to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
He was remanded in custody after a brief court appearance on Saturday.
Twenty people were hospitalised, including alleged driver Noori and the off duty police officer who arrested him, after a white SUV ploughed through pedestrians crossing Flinders Street on December 21.
An 83-year-old Brunswick man and two South Korean men in their 60s were initially listed as critical but one has since improved, police said on Tuesday.
All up, eight of the pedestrians involved remain in hospital nearly a week after the evening peak hour incident.