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

(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.

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