At least 7 struck by car outside LA Convention Center

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say it’s unclear why a driver crashed during a test drive at the Los Angeles Auto Show, injuring as many as eight people.

Police and witnesses say the Fiat 500 was in an area designated for auto show patrons to test-drive cars when it went out of control, jumped a sidewalk and hit a large concrete planter.

The Fire Department says eight people were evaluated for injuries, although it’s not clear whether some were struck by the car or shards from the big concrete pot. Six people, including the driver, were taken to hospitals with minor to moderate injuries. None were considered life-threatening.

However, police put the injury total at just seven: five pedestrians, the 24-year-old driver and his passenger.

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