1 killed, more injured after car plows into LA boardwalk

1 killed, more injured after car plows into LA boardwalk

1 killed, more injured after car plows into LA boardwalk

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Posted on August 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 3 at 10:45 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A car drove into a packed Saturday afternoon crowd walking along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, killing one and injuring almost a dozen.

Multiple witnesses reported that the driver appeared to be in control of the car and it was not moving erratically as it plowed through the crowd in an apparent, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

Firefighters were surveying the crowd and looking for anyone who was hurt, Humphrey said.

Initially authorities said twelve were injured with two in serious and two in critical condition. Officials said one person has died since then.

The car, described by witnesses as a sedan or compact, was still moving as it drove out of sight of firefighters and the people who were hit, and it was not clear if the person had stopped or was arrested.

Officers at the LAPD's Pacific Station would give no information on the incident.

The famed Venice boardwalk is a cultural hub in a part of Los Angeles known for its eccentricities. It is home to galleries, restaurants, tattoo shops, skateboard parks and the famous outdoor weight room known as Muscle Beach.

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