Car smashes through crowd in Venice Beach

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    [h=1]Hit-and-run driver plows into Venice Beach Boardwalk; 1 dead, 11 hurt[/h] From Deanna Hackney and Holly Yan, CNN
    updated 4:43 AM EDT, Sun August 4, 2013

    STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    • NEW: Witness: "There were people flying, laying on the ground, tents flying everywhere"
    • The driver apparently drove down the boardwalk "purposefully," a fire official says
    • A suspect is in custody, Los Angeles police say
    • The victims were on the famed Venice Beach Boardwalk on the west side of Los Angeles



    (CNN) -- It was two hours before sunset on a beautiful Saturday evening -- one of the busiest times of the week at the Venice Beach Boardwalk.
    So no one knows why a driver apparently plowed into the crowd intentionally, hitting 12 people before ditching his car and running away.
    One person later died, Los Angeles police Lt. Andy Neiman said. Another was in critical condition, and two more in serious condition, officials said.
    Witnesses said the driver "purposefully maneuvered its way down the boardwalk" as he struck the victims, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.
    "It was horrible. I mean it was like something out of a movie, something you would never expect to see," witness Katherine Blackburn told CNN affiliate KABC.
    "There were people flying, laying on the ground, tents flying everywhere. If he wanted to kill people, he came on a perfect time, 5 p.m. on a Saturday in the summer in Venice Beach."
    Numerous victims were hauled away on stretchers, their legs covered with blood, CNN affiliate KCAL reported.
    By late Saturday night, Los Angeles police had one suspect in custody, Lt. Andy Neiman said.
    Police recovered the vehicle earlier in the evening after the driver abandoned it and ran off, Officer Daniel Chun said.
    The crash took place on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, a popular tourist attraction on the west side of Los Angeles lined with hundreds of street vendors and performers.
    This isn't the first time someone drove into a crowd of pedestrians in Southern California.
    In 2003, an elderly man accidentally plowed his car through a busy farmer's market in nearby Santa Monica, killing 10 people and injuring 69.

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    [video=youtube;y5Lc9m8Rsuw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5Lc9m8Rsuw[/video]

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    crazy shit.
    skip a trial...just shoot in the head
     
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    Why would someone do that?
     
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    nearly.normal Well-Known Member

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    In one of the videos you can see people on the sidewalk talking to the driver before the incident.

    Will be interesting to hear that conversation.

    "Excuse me..? Do you know the quickest way to the beach?"
     
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    To jail or death row would be more like it.
     
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    off meds?
    what else would make a person do this?
     
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    He heard the beautifoe Beth Stern was at the other end of the boardwalk and didn't want to miss her.
     
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    That woman was priceless!
     
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    Witnesses heard him yell "Zaza Zooey" as he plowed through the crowd.
     
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    Too lazy to read/watch. So...was it another old person whose foot got confused between the accelerator and the break? :coffee:
     
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    I lived out there and it's freaking crazy. I am not surprised by this. :facepalm:
     
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    I miss Mom Caves!:pissed:
     
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    Old white guy???
     
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    What is this from? I've stared at it for hours trying to figure it out :hilarious:
     
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    I wish it was from Venice Beach.
     
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    i didn't want to look at any of the videos (too upsetting). is it an older man? sometimes they can go into diabetic shock or have a heart attack.
    i remember a similar incident happened in santa monica a few years back....unfortunately, in that one, one of the dead was an acquaintance from NY. i think the killer was in his 80's.
     
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    The perp was a young white dude and the action was planned, premeditated and on purpose.