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SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: People Dive Away From Speeding Car That Killed 1, Injured 11 in Venice Beach

Sun August 04 2013 9:06 pm
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ABC News: Compilation of security video and interviews with witnessed at boardwalk of venice beach.

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters responded about 6:00 p.m. Saturday to 1 Dudley Avenue to a report of a car vs. pedestrian incident with multiple injuries. Police, firefighters and paramedics arrived to find at least eleven people down — each being cared for by two or three civilians and/or Venice Beach lifeguards. Good Samaritans helped people stay still or tried to calm them or brought them water. Victims were scattered over one-quarter of a mile. One victim was sent airborne from being hit. Another victim was pushed along the front hood of the car.

Lieutenant Andy Neiman with the Los Angeles Police Department reported early that a suspect was detained in the City of Santa Monica “that may be involved” in the incidenct. On Sunday, police announced the arrest of Nathan Campbell, 38, who turned himself into police after the crash Saturday night. He was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the Venice crash. Campbell was held on $1-million bail.

Security video showing the Dodge Avenger weaving along the boardwalk.

Video shows the suspect exit car and return several times before driving the blue Dodge Avenger down the sidewalk and into the crowd.

Security video shows the blue Dodge Avenger car as it accelerates across a sidewalk, running down vendors and other people with one person being pushed along the front of the hood. of the car.

Aftermath immediately after the blue Dodge Avenger hit multiple people.

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Google Map and Google Street View that was provided by Los Angeles Fire Department within a few minutes of the incident on the LAFD ALERT blog and the LAFD Twitter account [Note: The embedded Google map that The Cardinal published does not plot properly, but if you go direct from the Google map link in the LAFD tweet directly below, the map plots properly].

The Twitter time stamp is two hours later than the actual time of the message.

An update was transmitted about 40 minutes after the incident by the Los Angeles Fire Department on the LAFD ALERT blog and the LAFD Twitter account. LAFD reported 12 patients were injured — two with critical injuries, two with serious injuries and eight with minor injury. “All believed
to have been pedestrians on Boardwalk; No entrapment; Several already enroute to hospitals; Investigation = LAPD West Traffic; NFD (No Further Details) – Brian Humphrey###”

LAFD tweet with update of the incident when multiple victims were injured when a blue Dodge Avenger was driven into a crowd on Venice Beach at Dudley Avenue in Los Angeles.

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