Eight Injured After Driver Intentionally Drove into Crowd in California
A driver intentionally plowed into pedestrians in California and injured eight people, according to police.
- By Sydny Shepard
- Apr 25, 2019
A driver hit a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk in Northern California, leaving eight people injured in what appears to be an "intentional act," according to police.
The incident happened Tuesday evening in Sunnyvale, Calif. Police were called to the scene about 6:40 p.m. and a preliminary investigation shows the pedestrians were on the sidewalk when the black sedan drove into them, he said, describing the incident as an "intentional act."
Witnesses told police there were no signs the car attempted to slow down and there was no evidence of braking at the scene. The car eventually crashed into a tree, but not before injuring eight people.
All eight patients are at a local hospital, with several suffering from serious injuries he said. The youngest victim is 13. It is unclear at this time if the driver knew any of the victims.
The male driver is in custody and the incident is believed to be isolated.
Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.