A driver plowed through a crowd on a sidewalk in downtown San Diego, killing three people and injuring six others, police said. San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said two people were in critical condition.
The 71-year-old male driver has been taken into custody on suspicion of driving while impaired, Nisleit said. The driver’s car went up onto a sidewalk from the street and struck pedestrians, he said.
Multiple ambulances responded to the scene near City College around 9 a.m. where on a typical weekday morning it is a busy area with students walking by. There is also a large homeless population in the vicinity.