Las Vegas Strip sidewalk: Driver hits dozens of pedestrians in ‘intentional’ act

A driver careened into a crowded sidewalk several times on the Las Vegas Strip, injuring over 30 people in what authorities described as an “intentional” act.At least one person was killed and 37 others injured near the Paris Las Vegas Hotel on Sunday night, authorities said.Authorities said the woman was driving down Las Vegas Boulevard before her car jumped onto the sidewalk and struck pedestrians.She returned to the sidewalk at different spots and hit more people before barreling down the road, according to witnesses.Police arrested the driver, and she is undergoing tests for alcohol and controlled substances. A 3-year-old in the car with her was unharmed.Authorities ruled out terrorism, saying an initial investigation shows the driver did it deliberately.

“This was not an act of terrorism,” Deputy Police Chief Brett Zimmerman said. “We are treating this as an intentional act.”The driver, who is in her 20s, went on the sidewalk at least three or four times, according to Zimmerman.Homicide division officials are looking at numerous surveillance videos from the Strip.Antonio Nassar said people scrambled to stop the woman as she drove on the sidewalk.

“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,” Nassar said.”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.”Rows of ambulances and police cars gathered at the scene, their lights flickering.


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