August 4th, 2013
12:14 AM ET

Car slams Venice Beach Boardwalk; 12 injured

A car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians at Venice Beach on Saturday, injuring 12 people before the driver ran away, fire and police officials said.

Two people were in critical condition and two were in serious condition Saturday night, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

The victims were on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, a famed tourist attraction on the west side of Los Angeles lined with hundreds of street vendors and performers.

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  1. Tulsa55

    More great news from the failed state of California. Alas, the Supreme Court just ruled their crowded prisons are tantamount to cruel and unusual punishment, so ten percent of the inmates must be released. That means this suspect should be out by Tuesday.

    August 4, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Just a gentle reminder:
      Of the 32 states which receive more than they contribute, 27 states (84%) are Republican. Of the 18 states which contribute more than they receive, 14 states (78%) are Democratic.

      August 4, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    ...stop ignoring municipal roadkill count and install traffic barriers...

    August 4, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    The driver ran away?

    August 4, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    i'm totally blocked on this thread

    August 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Really? Posting a story about people being run over on the Venice boardwalk is a false flag? Huh. Who knew.

    August 4, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    When material aspiration was socially acceptable, fewer residents achieved notoriety by violence.

    August 5, 2013 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |