At least 6 injured after auto plows into crowd in Los Angeles

Marsha Scott
August 1, 2017

AT least six people have been injured after a van ploughed into a crowd of people on a busy street in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles police said the driver was cooperating with investigators to determine what caused the crash. The vehicle knocked down a white picket fence that served as a barrier between diners and pedestrians on the sidewalk.

Police believe the driver was not under the influence of drug or alcohol, and there is no apparent link with terrorism. Two people injured suffered non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

The remaining victims were described as in fair condition.

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The LA Times quotes Felicity Inniss, the owner of the Fish Shop restaurant, as saying she had just served a table outside when it happened. Inniss said two women injured in the incident collapsed as they tried to leave the scene.

Some people were lying with broken limbs, while another bled profusely from his head under pieces of furniture and fencing.

This article was originally published at 4:35 p.m.

The driver came out of the van and appeared disoriented, Crump said.

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