3 killed, several others injured after car jumps sidewalk, drives through tents in San Diego

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Three people were killed after a car jumped the sidewalk and drove through an area with a number of tents under a bridge, hitting nine people near San Diego City College, authorities said.

Several were badly hurt in the crash, including two who are in critical condition at a local hospital, said San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit.

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.

Authorities say the driver, identified as a 71-year-old man, is in custody for allegedly driving while impaired.

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