Driver Injures 12 at LA Beach Boardwalk, Flees

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  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — A car drove into a crowd of people walking along the famed Venice Beach boardwalk early Saturday, injuring a dozen people before the driver fled the busy Los Angeles tourist site.

    The driver and sedan had yet to be located more than two hours after the 6 p.m. crash, police Officer Jorge Torres. Police were looking for a dark-colored Dodge Charger or Avenger. The driver was a man described as having sandy blond hair and estimated to be in his mid-20s, authorities said.

    Multiple witnesses reported that the driver appeared to be “moving purposefully” and in control of the car as it plowed through the crowd, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

    Firefighters were surveying the sprawling crowd looking for injured, Humphrey said.

    Twelve injured had been counted, with 10 of them hospitalized. Two were hurt seriously and two critically, Humphrey said. He had no details on the identities of the victims or their injuries.

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