Sunnyvale accident: 8 injured after driver deliberately drove into group
Sunnyvale accident: 8 people were injured after a speeding driver deliberately drove into group in a Sunnyvale pedestrian accident.
Among the eight pedestrians was a 13-year-old and they have all been transported to local hospitals for treatment. Their conditions were not immediately known. Driver is in custody.
Police are now investigating the incident as an intentional act due to initial statements made at the scene.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver was speeding and did not slow down. 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.
“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 were seen lined the path the car took before the driver crashed into a tree.
Because of the major injury collision at El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Saratoga Rd, El Camino is closed in both directions. Avoid area.
A police update read:
Investigating a major incident involving multiple victims at El Camino Real/Saratoga Sunnyvale Road. We’ll be available for media inquiries at parking lot of Allario’s, 564 South Murphy.
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