1 Killed and Dozens Injured after Driver Intentionally Veers onto Las Vegas Sidewalk
- By Sydny Shepard
- Dec 21, 2015
A driver veered onto a crowded sidewalk several times on the Las Vegas Strip, injuring more than 30 people in what authorities have described as an intentional act.
At least one person was killed and 37 injured near the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. Witnesses said the woman was driving down Las Vegan Boulevard before her car jumped onto the sidewalk and started to strike pedestrians.
She allegedly drove the 1196 Oldsmobile sedan onto the sidewalk at different spots and hit more people before barreling down the road.
Police arrested the driver and she was taken immediately to undergo tests for alcohol and controlled substances. Police also found a 3-year-old in the car, unharmed.
Authorities have ruled out terrorism, but said an initial investigation showed the driver did it deliberately.
Officials from the homicide division are looking at numerous surveillance videos from the Strip to try to piece together what happened.
Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.