Witnesses: Driver Kept Plowing Into Families

Series of hit-and-runs leaves one dead, 11 injured

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Oct 20, 2012 6:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – A series of hit-and-run incidents in the Welsh city of Cardiff killed a woman yesterday and injured 11 other pedestrians, including seven children. Witnesses described a motorist deliberately driving into families walking home from school. South Wales Police said a 32-year-old woman had been killed, and other victims were taken to hospital for treatment. An unidentified 31-year-old man has been arrested and a van has been seized.

Authorities said that there had been at least five separate hit-and-run collisions across the city. Ramesh Patel, who runs a store close to the site where the woman was killed, said customers had described how the van driver appeared to target pedestrians. "Customers have said a white van purposely drove at people," Patel said. The incidents took place as parents were collecting children from nearby schools and walking home.

Witnesses in the Welsh city of Cardiff are blaming a series of hit-and-runs on a single driver.
Witnesses in the Welsh city of Cardiff are blaming a series of hit-and-runs on a single driver.   (Shutterstock)
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