On Sunday, Dec. 20, an undetermined number of people were injured when a driver plowed into pedestrians on a crowded Las Vegas sidewalk in what police are describing as a “major accident.”
According to officials, South Las Vegas Boulevard was closed in both directions along the famous stretch that is home to the Bellagio and Paris Las Vegas hotels. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that ramps from Interstate 15 to Flamingo Road were closed.
At this time, reports show one fatality and as many as 27 injures.
“Everyone was running… and I was running, I saw a car up on the sidewalk coming toward us,” a witness told CNN affiliate KLAS.“I saw a lady, she didn’t seem like she wanted to stop the car, she had both hands on her wheel and she was looking straight forward.”
The witness said by-standers scrambled to stop the driver.
“I saw men running after her, yelling, ‘stop, stop!’ As she was passing, we saw people running after her. Everyone was so frantic and just running around.”
Another witness told CNN that people were pounding on the car’s windows.
“The car rolled right in front of me. By the time I looked over to the right, all you could see was [her] driving away and people were bouncing off the front of the car, you can hear it,” he said.
According to NBC station KSNV, the driver, a woman who was accompanied by a small child, drove away before turning herself into security at the Tuscany Suites & Casino.
“The windshield is smashed at this point. She rode the sidewalk, she came to a stop at the Paris intersection, people are punching into the window… she accelerated again and just kept mowing people down,” the witness continued.
This is a developing story. Check back here on The Inquisitr for updates.
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