Bring out the flying pig for this reporting of an incident in Los Angeles.
Nine people were injured, one critically, in Los Angeles on Sunday when a van that collided with a pickup truck jumped the curb and slammed into an outdoor dining area, authorities said, calling it a “complete accident.”
Eight people were transported to hospitals after the incident on West Pico Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department said on Twitter. A ninth person, an off-duty Los Angeles firefighter, was hurt but did not need to be taken to a hospital, it said.
“Complete accident, nothing intentional,” said Lieutenant Jim Lewis of the Los Angeles Police Department.
The incident bore initial similarities to vehicle attacks by Islamist militants in Europe and Israel. Last month, a man drove a van into a crowd of worshippers leaving a London mosque.
Yes, I could not believe my eyes either. They actually mentioned the vehicle attacks in Israel – and we know that is not a given.