3 killed, 6 injured when car strikes group on sidewalk near San Diego community college


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.


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