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Video: Car plows through Comic-Con 'zombie walk' crowd

A deaf father drove forward because his kids in the car were afraid; marchers began pounding on the car and when he tried to get through again he hit a 64-year-old woman

By Tony Perry
Los Angeles Times

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A rowdy incident during a "zombie walk" outside the Comic-Con convention in San Diego on Saturday left a 64-year-old woman with "serious arm injuries," police said.

The walk, a high point of the annual convention, involves conventioneers in frightening costumes and with painted faces walking on the streets near the city's convention center.

The incident began around 5:30 p.m. when a "deaf family with small children" was in a car at an intersection waiting for the marchers to pass by, police said.

After waiting several minutes, the 48-year-old driver drove slowly forward because the children in the car were afraid of the marchers, police said.

Several of the zombie marchers surrounded the car and began pounding on it. Some jumped on the vehicle, and the windshield was shattered, police said.

"The family was scared so the father drove forward again trying to get away from the angry crowd," Officer David Stafford said.

The 64-year-old woman was then struck by the car and fell underneath the vehicle, police said. Members of the crowd chased the car as it moved forward until the driver spotted a police officer and stopped.

The woman was taken to a hospital, and the incident is under investigation, police said.

Organizers of the "zombie walk" said the injured woman was not part of the march. "Our thoughts are with her," organizers said on the group's twitter page.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service
The woman appears to have been a pedestrian who became inter-mingled with the conventioneers as they crossed the street in front of the car. A video shows her falling to the ground as the car speeds off.

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Chase Doerscher Chase Doerscher Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:27:58 PM some fool jumped on their car and shattered their windshield, no person in the world can be of sound mind and blame the man for accidently running over a pedestrian when they were scared when a bunch people were pretty much harassing them they were part of an event they enjoyed good for them, but the people driving BY the event don't necessarily enjoy being harassed by a bunch of people with makeup on, let alone young children.
Dominick Walenczak Dominick Walenczak Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:33:55 PM A man got 7.5 years after running over someone's toes. Breaking someone's arm is probably good for 25-to-life.
George Yaworski George Yaworski Wednesday, July 30, 2014 7:56:30 AM The mob mentality leads to injury, how difficult would it have been to open a space for the car to pas instead of jumping on it? Group events need to have a set of conduct rules and organizers who will circulate to keep the group in a civilized disposition.
Lee Thetford Lee Thetford Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:47:14 AM but rapists and murderers get less, and some people think our legal system isn't in dire need of reform

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