25 Injured When Taxi Plows Into Pedestrians

One woman in San Diego has to have leg amputated
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2011 3:09 PM CST
San Diego Fire Department paramedics help victims at the scene.   (AP Photo/ San Diego Fire and Rescue Department, Maurice Luque)
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(Newser) – A taxi plowed into a group of people leaving a San Diego nightclub about 2am, leaving six people critically injured, including a woman who had to have her leg amputated below the knee, reports SignOnSanDiego.com. Another 19 people had lesser injuries. Authorities don't know what caused the driver to drift off the street going about 15mph, but they suspect he fell asleep. Police said he wasn't drinking.

“I saw the cab coming through the crowd and people bouncing off the car,” said one witness. Bystanders reportedly were hitting the cabbie and the car afterward, and the driver suffered a broken nose. Witnesses told police he "seemed to be out of it."

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