Unlicensed Driver Plows Into Crowd at Oakland Airport

March 28, 2018 Last Updated: March 28, 2018

Alameda County sheriff’s officials said a collision at Oakland International Airport on the evening of March 27 was not an act of terrorism and passengers at the airport are safe.

According to ABC7 News, an SUV jumped the curb at the airport, hitting several pedestrians and scattering luggage.

Three pedestrians were injured by the vehicle, and a fourth by flying luggage, the station reported.

The airport was closed to traffic for over an hour while deputies dealt with the incident.

Sargent Ray Kelly with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office told ABC7 the driver did not have a driving license. Kelly added the man appeared not to be a proficient driver.

“His foot, at some point, got stuck on the accelerator and he was not very familiar with operating a motor vehicle,” Kelly told, ABC7 reported.

Kelly says the driver remained at the scene and answered deputies’ questions.

“They were able to quickly determine that it was an accident and that it wasn’t something more sinister, like a suspect trying to run over people intentionally.”

Two of the four individuals injured were taken to hospital with minor-to-moderate injuries.

The driver faces charges of reckless driving.

Watch the video to see the scene of the accident and the chaos and gridlock it caused for travelers.