Auto crashes into crowd at Idaho vehicle show, injures 11

Auto crashes into crowd at Idaho vehicle show, injures 11

Police say those injured do not include the driver.

According to its Facebook profile, Cars and Coffee "is about getting automotive enthusiasts to gather on a frequent basis to share their passions".

Graphic video of the incident shot by a witness shows a gray Porsche spinning sideways before its strikes the pedestrians.

"We do not have any information that this was an intentional act", Lebar said.

Overland Road is closed as officers investigate.

Authorities said an investigation is underway and the evidence will be sent to the prosecutor for "possible charges". The driver then lost control "while going too fast", went up over the sidewalk and onto the grass where onlookers were sitting.

Steve Vatcher described seeing "one body after another going flying up in the air, and shoes flying everywhere, and cellphones".

On social media, there are unconfirmed reports from witnesses suggesting that children were among those hit. The Statesman has not yet been able to confirm that.

Ambulances took six people to hospitals and five others were taken by private vehicles.

Boise Police now say that 11 people have been injured after a auto went into a crowd at the Boise Spectrum, a complex of movie theaters, shops and restaurants near Cole and Overland roads.

Lt. Lebar said "excessive acceleration" is to blame for what happened. His vehicle had participated in the show, officials said. Check back for updates as they are confirmed.



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