Hit-and-run driver plows into Venice Beach Boardwalk; 1 dead, 11 hurt


CNN – Sun August 4, 2013

It was two hours before sunset on a beautiful Saturday evening — one of the busiest times of the week at the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

So no one knows why a driver apparently plowed into the crowd intentionally, hitting 12 people before ditching his car and running away.

Warning! Graphic video. Video of driver plowing into people:

KTLA 5 News Report:

One person later died, Los Angeles police Lt. Andy Neiman said. Another was in critical condition, and two more in serious condition, officials said.

Witnesses said the driver “purposefully maneuvered its way down the boardwalk” as he struck the victims, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

“It was horrible. I mean it was like something out of a movie, something you would never expect to see,” witness Katherine Blackburn told CNN affiliate KABC.

“There were people flying, laying on the ground, tents flying everywhere. If he wanted to kill people, he came on a perfect time, 5 p.m. on a Saturday in the summer in Venice Beach.”

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