Suspect in Custody After Driving Into 8 Pedestrians: Police

Eight pedestrians, including a 13-year-old, are hospitalized after a suspected speeding driver drove into them in Sunnyvale, California, police said.

The crash was reported at 6:40 p.m. at the intersection of El Camino Real and Saratoga Sunnyvale Road.

Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Capt. Jim Choi said the driver, an adult male, is in police custody. Police are investigating the incident as an intentional act due to initial statements made at the scene.

"We have preliminary evidence from witnesses that he was accelerating, doesn't look like he tried to brake at all," Choi said.

Victims' belongings and bicylces lined the path the car took before the driver crashed into a tree.

All victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment and their conditions were not immediately known.

No other information was immediately available.

Major injury collision at El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Saratoga Rd. El Camino is closed in both directions. Avoid area.

— Sunnyvale DPS (@SunnyvaleDPS) April 24, 2019

Investigating a major incident involving multiple victims at El Camino Real/Saratoga Sunnyvale Road. Well be available for media inquiries at parking lot of Allarios, 564 South Murphy.

— Phan Ngo (@SunnyvaleChief) April 24, 2019

Sunnyvale PD says driver hit 8 people. Youngest victim is 13. Conditions unknown. Driver in custody.

— Jean Elle (@nbcjeanelle) Read More – Source

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