Venice Beach Crash: Car Crashes Into Crowd at Boardwalk

Witnesses say driver was 'out for blood'
By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 3, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A car has crashed into the crowd at the boardwalk at Venice Beach and injured 12 people.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said that two people have critical injuries, two have serious injuries, and eight have minor injuries. Many of the patients are already being transported to area hospitals. Two of those with minor injuries declined ambulance transport.

Louisa Hodge, a witness, told CBS Los Angeles that the driver was “out for blood,” and he was driving to hit people “with intent.”

All of the injured persons are believed to have been pedestrians on boardwalk, according to the department. It’s unclear the age or gender of the injured as of yet.

One eyewitness, Joe, said that “some dude started driving up the bwalk in Venice and was running anyone over in his way.”

He told Epoch Times that right now on the boardwalk “It’s hectic and alot of witnesses are distraught. The guy [the driver who ran people over] hasn’t been caught.” 

It was reported that this was the car that ran through the crowd.

Venice311 said that the vehicle “should have damage from hitting multiple occupied tables.”

Another eyewitness of the situation said that she arrived after the people were hit by the car and she saw them being carted away by paramedics. 

The accident happened around 6:40 p.m. PDT. Venice Beach is in Los Angeles, California. 

Story developing; will be updated.

 

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.