Car Plows Into Vegas Bus Stop, Kills 4
Eight others injured; driver suspected to have been drunk
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 13, 2012 12:17 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police suspect a driver was drunk and speeding when his vehicle went airborne and hit a Las Vegas bus stop, killing four people and injuring eight others. Las Vegas police say several people were in the vehicle and had to be extricated following the crash a little before 6:30 this morning.

Clark County Fire Department officials say some of those injured have life-threatening injuries. Roads were closed in the area as emergency crews responded to the scene. Authorities say the driver has a collapsed lung and possibly a broken back. Emergency responders say they smelled alcohol on his breath.