Man Arrested for DUI After Van Plows Into Crowd, Injuring 9 - NBC Southern California

Man Arrested for DUI After Van Plows Into Crowd, Injuring 9

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Victims Pick Up the Pieces After Car Plows Into Crowd

    11 people were injured when a suspected drunk driver plowed into a crowded restaurant. Angie Crouch reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017. (Published Monday, July 31, 2017)

    A 38-year-old man was arrested for DUI Sunday afternoon after his van plowed into a crowd on a restaurant patio in the Mid-Wilshire area, injuring nine people.

    The incident was reported around 3:45 p.m. at 5088 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.

    The driver of the white van ran a red light, collided with another vehicle, lost control and jumped a curb, landing on the crowded restaurant patio. 

    "I heard tires screeching," victim Morgan Davis said. 

    The driver tried to flee the crash scene, but witnesses stopped him and he was arrested for felony hit and run, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. 

    The LAPD identified the driver Monday as 38-year-old Peter Goode. He's behind bars on a felony charge of driving under the influence. 

    Eight of the nine people injured were taken to the hospital, Stewart said. 

    One person was in critical condition, three people were in serious condition and four others were in fair condition, she added. All of the victims were expected to survive as of Monday evening. 

    Get the latest from NBC4 anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android