Nine injured as auto ploughs into Los Angeles crowd

At Least 6 People Injured After Car Crashes Into Crowd in Mid-Wilshire

The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement that eight people required emergency transport.

The Los Angeles Times reports that two vehicles collided when one ran a red light, sending one auto onto the footpath and into a group of people eating at a restaurant.

"Everyone was eating, enjoying life and out of nowhere this van ran them over", Courtney Crump said. Four other victims are reportedly in a stable condition hospital.

"The vehicle went up onto the sidewalk", Los Angeles police spokeswoman Officer Rosario Herrera said. The impact of the crash sent the Ford van through a picket fence outside the restaurant, then through tables packed with diners on the patio.

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The restaurant's 27-year-old owner, Felicity Inniss, had just walked away from serving a table outside when the collision occurred. The department also said that an off-duty fire fighter was also in the crowd but not injured.

This article was originally published at 4:35 p.m.

Both drivers remain at the scene.

A preliminary investigation indicates the driver ran a red light and collided with another auto, police Sgt. C. Barlow said.

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