3 dead, several injured after vehicle strikes pedestrians in San Diego

3 dead, several injured after vehicle strikes pedestrians in San Diego

The 71-year-old driver is in custody.

Three people are dead and several more injured after a vehicle struck pedestrians in San Diego on Monday, police said.

The car jumped the sidewalk and drove through an area under a bridge with a number of tents, according to officials.

A total of nine victims were struck, police said. Two are in critical condition.

The 71-year-old driver is currently detained for allegedly driving while impaired, police said. He was rendering aid to a victim when police arrived.

The incident occurred near San Diego City College, ABC San Diego affiliate KGTV reported.

Multiple ambulances were sent to the scene.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

ABC News’ Matthew Furhman and Alex Stone contributed to this report.

Source: ABC – US News

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