Woman injured after driver plows through crowd during 'Zombie Walk'

SAN DIEGO - There were frightening moments for hundreds of people after a car plowed through a crowd during the "Zombie Walk" near Comic-Con.

The crash occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Second and Island avenues. Witnesses surrounded a woman who suffered a broken arm until medics arrived to help.

"It was crazy," said Robert Harris, who saw the whole incident from his balcony. "It just went from a calm parade to all of a sudden, chaos."

Police say the driver became impatient while trying to cross the intersection. That is when people started surrounding his car with his family inside and began jumping on the vehicle.

"He kept getting more and more aggravated and people barely rocked his car and he just hit the gas and boom, nailed the lady and just took off," a spectator said.

San Diego police Lt. Paul Rorrison told 10News, "The pedestrians had the right of way, but there's a possibility the driver felt he was threatened by the crowd as they … encircled his car and started jumping on his hood."

A witness shared video only with 10News of officers questioning the driver, who is deaf.

Police say his family became scared by the crowd and that is when he drove away from the scene and found an officer. An angry crowd chased him down the street before officers took him to the station for questioning.

Harris says he looks forward to the "Zombie Walk" each year, but hopes next year's walk is more organized to prevent another chaotic scene.

"Maybe they need to have a little bit more control over the road closures as to where the zombie parade is going to go through," Harris said.

Police are still investigating to determine whether any charges will be filed against the driver. They say the streets were not shut down for the "Zombie Walk" because the group did not have a permit. However, officers say the participants were obeying traffic signs and crossing legally.

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