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9 hurt when DUI suspect drives onto sidewalk in California

9 hurt when DUI suspect drives onto sidewalk in California

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Witnesses and emergency responders lifted a pickup truck off individuals trapped when a driver plowed right into a crowd on a sidewalk in Southern California early Sunday, injuring at the least 9, authorities mentioned.

Police arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of driving below the affect of medicine after the truck crashed into a well-liked space of Fullerton stuffed with individuals leaving bars and eating places shortly earlier than closing time.

“It was a really chaotic scene,” police Lt. Jon Radus mentioned.

The Toyota Tacoma jumped the curb, struck individuals after which crashed right into a tree, Radus mentioned. A number of the victims have been trapped below the truck.

“One of many women was screaming, ‘Assist, assist!'” bystander Sohrab Gill mentioned. “I noticed some blood popping out of her nostril.”

Accidents ranged from reasonable to essential and the victims are between 18 and 49 years outdated, the Orange County Register reported.

Christopher Solis of Anaheim was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI inflicting nice bodily damage. It wasn’t recognized if he has an lawyer.

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This story has been clarified to indicate police imagine the suspect was below the affect of medicine, not alcohol.

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Data from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com


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