Reports suggest that at least 11 people were injured when a vehicle plowed into pedestrians at around 3:47 p.m. at West Pico and Redondo Boulevard here in Los Angeles. Latest reports suggest that at least two people are in critical condition, while others have received mild injuries and out of danger.
Authorities claim that the van plowed into the crowd when a van and pickup truck collided. Following the collision the van jumped a curb and careened into a crowd of bystanders. The incident happened very close to an outdoor dining area.
Authorities have confirmed the arrest of the driver for hit-and-run case. But till now the identity of the driver hasn’t been revealed.
Police Sgt. C. Barlow told the media that the van jumped a red light and struck another car at an intersection. The police officer went on to add that the collision sent a van to slam into a group of people outside dining at a restaurant in the city’s Mid-Wilshire neighborhood.
The driver of the van was reportedly taken into custody after allegedly trying to flee the scene on foot. The man was allegedly overpowered by bystanders less than a block away where the accident took place.
Barlow said, “He didn’t get very far at all”. A Los Angeles Times report said, “Witnesses described a dramatic scene outside The Fish Spot on Pico and Redondo boulevards, where shortly before 4 p.m., the van plowed through a white picket fence into several tables of diners…Some people were laying with broken limbs, while another bled profusely from his head under pieces of furniture and fencing. Neighbors rushed out of their homes, some bursting into tears when they saw what happened. Bystanders were running around and screaming”.