A car plowed eight pedestrians on a Sunnyvale, California’s cut Tuesday night and it may have been intentional, the authorities said. Some of the sufferers have serious injuries and everyone has come to district hospitals, the City Security Department told CBS News.
Sunnyvale DPS Captain Jim Choi said the youngest person who hit was 13 years old.
Choi said the car stopped when it hit a tree and the driver, who was alone in the car, was taken into storage but not burdened with anything yet. The driver’s name has not been released.
Choi told CBS San Francisco that the car sped through a crossing and directly to people at a crossroads and on a sidewalk.
“It seems that this may have been a deliberate act of the driver, based on what’s on the scene and also some statements of pain,” Choi said. “We do that investigation. We don’t know what the motives were.”
Choi said the victims reported that the vehicle was not trying to move away from them or to slow down.
He told CBS News that there were no ski marks on the road and that it might have been wrong on the spot, the wrong time for the victims.
But when asked if it could have been a terrorist act, Choi said it was too early to exclude it.