Las Vegas Strip crash update: car accident that killed 1, injured 37 not a terrorist act, claim authorities
Las Vegas Strip crash caused the death of one person while more than three dozen people sustained injuries. At least 6 of them are in critical condition.
The people who were on the spot said that the driver didnâ€™t stop the car despite people warning her about other peopleâ€™s presence there and injuries that her action may cause to other people. Initially police officials werenâ€™t sure if the Las Vegas Strip crash was intentional or unintentional. Nonetheless now they have said the act was intentional indeed.
Latest Fire department updates suggest that at least 37 people were treated at hospitals for different injuries. Now six of those are in critical but stable condition.
Police sources suggest that the killer car actually drove north on the sidewalk, striking numerous pedestrians near Planet Hollywood hotel-casino, where the Miss Universe pageant was being held.
The victims of the crash were taken to three different hospitals nearby including Sunrise Medical Center, University Medical Center and Spring Valley.
In the meantime a witness was quoted by CNN as saying, â€œEveryone was running … and as I was running, I saw a car up on the sidewalk coming toward usâ€¦I saw a lady, she didn’t seem like she wanted to stop the car, she had both hands on her wheel and she was looking straight forwardâ€¦I saw men running after her, yelling, ‘stop, stop!’ As she was passing, we saw people running after her. Everyone was so frantic and just running around.â€
Reports suggest that the female driver tried to run away from the spot, but police caught up with her shortly afterwards and she was detained, Clark County officials said. The area surrounding the Las Vegas Boulevard was shut down in both directions between Flamingo and Harmon roads.
Police sources suggest that while they donâ€™t believe it to be a terrorism related crime, but was an intentional act. They claim that they are calling it intentional due to car’s movements. The suspect went up on the sidewalk “two, maybe three times,” according to police.