Las Vegas police say car crash that left one dead and 36 injured intentional

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Baku, December 21, AZERTAC

One person has died and 36 are injured, six critically, after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the Las Vegas strip in an incident police have described as intentional, according to The Guardian.

Officials said the driver mounted the sidewalk at two or three separate locations, first mowing down pedestrians outside the Planet Hollywood resort and casino, before returning to the road and then driving back on to a footpath in front of the Paris hotel.

The driver, a woman in her 20s who has not been identified, was in custody after reportedly attempting to leave the scene of the crash on Sunday evening.

A three-year-old child who was in the car with her was unharmed, authorities said.

Officials said the woman was driving a 1996 Oldsmobile four-door vehicle with Oregon licence plates. She is expected to be charged within the next few hours.

Roads were closed as emergency vehicles attended the scene on South Las Vegas Boulevard.

Police lieutenant Peter Boffelli said the vehicle was in the northbound lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard near Bellagio Way when it drove up on to the sidewalk, striking dozens of pedestrians.

Of the 37 people who were taken to the hospital, one has died, six were in critical condition, four were treated and released, and 26 are still receiving hospital care.

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