A minimum of nine people were reported hurt following a vehicle drove into a crowd of individuals in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Mid-Wilshire on Sunday, according to a La Fire Department spokeswoman.
The vehicle plowed into the crowd around 3 or more: 47 p. m. at 5055 W. Pico Boulevard, according to the LAFD. Overhead footage from a information helicopter showed a white vehicle that apparently knocked down the white picket fence around the outside dining area of a restaurant — known as The Fish Spot — prior to stopping on a sidewalk.
The driver of the vehicle, who remained at the scene, was arrested plus taken to a hospital to be analyzed for possible intoxication, KABC reported .
The particular crash appeared to be accidental, not deliberate, LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera informed Fox News. Police added there was no apparent link to fear.
The fire department said nine patients were assessed upon scene, and eight of the sufferers were transported to a hospital. A single off-duty LAFD firefighter in the group was hit, but did not maintain any injuries.
Of the eight people transferred, one is in critical condition, 3 are in serious condition and 4 are in fair condition.
The manager from the Fish Spot told ABC their 16-year-old cashier suffered minor accidental injuries in the incident.
An initial report from the LAFD said seven people were injured plus transported to a hospital, but the number of has since been revised in order to eight.
Fox News’ Shira Rose bush and The Associated Press contributed for this report.