Saturday, 24 February, 2018

At least 6 hurt after van hits crowd in LA

Van Strikes Crowd in Mid Wilshire Area Injuring 6 NewsChopper 4
Christy Curtis | 02 August, 2017, 00:24

One of the drivers was taken into custody pending an investigation, the LAPD spokesperson said.

A witness told the Associated Press that several victims were pinned beneath the van and one man appeared to have severe head injuries.

A van plowed into a group of people dining at a restaurant in Los Angeles on Sunday, injuring at least nine people.

"The vehicle went up onto the sidewalk", Los Angeles police spokeswoman Officer Rosario Herrera said. Bystanders detained him less than a block away.

KTLA-TV reports that a 44-year-old man was rushed by first responders to hospital in a critical condition. A fire department spokesperson says four people have been taken to a hospital and two others were treated at the scene. Inniss said two women injured in the incident collapsed as they tried to leave the scene.

This article was originally published at 4:35 p.m.

Nine people were recovering Monday after a hit-and-run driver's white van slammed into a group of patio diners at a mid-Wilshire district restaurant.

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