Driver Injures 8 After Deliberately Driving into a Crowd in California

Ra'eesah Manack
Apr 24, 2019
09:39 A.M.
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A driver deliberately drove into a crowd in Northern California Tuesday night. The incident left eight people severely injured.


Police revealed a driver deliberately drove into a crowd in Northern California Tuesday night. The incident occurred in Sunnyvale, which is southeast of San Francisco.

According to reports, the victims, including a 13-year-old boy, were rushed to the hospital with unknown injuries. Witnesses told police the driver showed no sign of attempting to stop.


Victims included those on the sidewalk as well as in the crosswalk. The driver was arrested after crashing into a tree. Police are investigating the incident. 

"Some of the statements show that the driver did not try to avoid the pedestrians at the crosswalk, and there was no attempt to swerve, drive away or break," Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Captain Jim Choi said to the press.

The crash happened at an intersection near the West Sunnyvale Shopping Center. Police are reportedly investigating a motive.