LUNATIC DRIVER ON VENICE BEACH: Should We Ban Cars Now? Only Allow Them to go 5mph?

Published on August 5, 2013

Witnesses said a driver purposely and methodically plowed into crowds of people on the Venice Boardwalk Saturday evening killing at least one person.

Two people were seriously hurt, 2 more were critically injured. Firefighters found 12 people in total wounded, taking 10 of them to the hospital where one later died, officials said.

The accident was reported just after 6 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses told police and reporters the driver seemed to be in control of the vehicle, deliberately trying to hit people, reports KCBS in Los Angeles.
One witness told KCBS: “The driver was out for blood.”

Louisa Hodge, 35, who was out enjoying the day on the Venice Beach boardwalk with a friend visiting from San Diego, said the scene was bloody and gruesome.

“It was blocks and blocks of people just strewn across the sidewalk,” Hodge said.

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