The incident occurred Tuesday night in Sunnyvale. Police had been known as to the scene about 6:40 p.m., mentioned Capt. Jim Choi of the Sunnyvale Division of Public Security.
The preliminary investigation reveals the pedestrians had been on the sidewalk when the black sedan drove into them, he mentioned, describing the accident as an “intentional act.”
Witnesses informed police there have been no indicators the automobile tried to decelerate and there was no proof of braking on the scene, he mentioned. The automobile finally crashed right into a tree.
All eight sufferers are at a neighborhood hospital, with a number of affected by critical accidents, he mentioned. The youngest sufferer is 13. It is unclear if the driving force knew any of them.
The male driver is in custody and the incident is believed to be remoted, Choi mentioned. Police haven’t recognized the driving force or the victims.
Sunnyvale is about 40 miles from San Francisco.