Van smashes into Los Angeles crowd, injuring 9 people

Van Strikes Crowd in Mid Wilshire Area Injuring 6

The Los Angeles Times reports that two vehicles collided when one ran a red light, sending one auto onto the footpath and into a group of people eating at a restaurant.

Authorities say a vehicle plowed into a group of people on a Los Angeles sidewalk, sending eight people to the hospital with injuries.

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The man, who has not been identified, was booked on suspicion of felony hit and run.

Witnesses described a horrific scene with multiple victims pinned under the vehicle, and one man bleeding profusely from the head.

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There was also an 18-year-old and 28-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man taken to hospital in a serious condition. The van jumped the curb, went through a white picket fence and struck several tables of diners, police said. Inniss said two women injured in the incident collapsed as they tried to leave the scene.

About 7 p.m., officials towed away from the van, which had a flat tire and a damaged bumper, as a crowd of people watched. According to police, neither driver was injured.

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Crump added that the van's driver appeared disoriented.

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