Driver Injures 8 After Deliberately Driving into a Crowd in California
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.
.@SunnyvaleDPS believe the man behind the wheel of this car may have intentionally hit eight people. All victims were on the sidewalk and were taken to the hospital. Youngest is a 13yo. An active scene remains at El Camino Real and Saratoga Sunnyvale Road. #abc7now #DEVELOPING pic.twitter.com/6JIHzdMwiW— Amanda del Castillo (@AmandaABC7) April 24, 2019
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.
UPDATE: 8 injured in crash involving suspected speeding driver in Sunnyvale. https://t.co/9I4AiVVJJW— Kristofer Noceda (@krisnoceda) April 24, 2019
More via @nbcjeanelle:
-Witnesses say driver was speeding and did not slow down
-Driver in police custody
-Conditions of victims not known at this time pic.twitter.com/wTL3t0jCW3
The crash happened at an intersection near the West Sunnyvale Shopping Center. Police are reportedly investigating a motive.