San Diego (USA): car crashes on the sidewalk – three dead – News abroad

Car horror in the US city of San Diego (state of California)!

A Volvo driver (71) suddenly veered off the lane to the right under a bridge, raced over a sidewalk – and hit a group of people.

Three victims were killed and six injured, some seriously. According to official information, two of them are in mortal danger.

The police took the driver away in handcuffs, but believe there was an accident.

The man is suspected of having been under the influence of drugs or alcohol, said police chief David Nisleit at a press conference on Monday.

So far it is unclear why he left the road shortly after 9 a.m. (local time). After the collision, he stopped and, according to initial findings, wanted to help the injured, said Nisleit.

Apparently homeless people had camped under the bridge

Apparently homeless people had camped under the bridgeFoto: imago images/ZUMA Wire

The victims are apparently homeless who seek shelter from the rain under the bridge.

The police chief: “I don’t know whether the people were sleeping or just sitting there. I wouldn’t speak of a large homeless camp. But there were some tents. “

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