Truck Into Crowd

CRASH DAMAGE — Heather Barclay, an accident investigator with the Fullerton Police Department, gathers evidence Sunday from an early-morning accident involving a suspected DUI driver on in Fullerton.

FULLERTON — Wit­ness­es and emergency re­spond­ers lifted a pickup truck off people trapped when a dri­ver plowed into a crowd on a side­walk early Sunday, injuring at least nine, authorities said.

Police arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the in­fluence of drugs after the truck crashed into a pop­ular area of Ful­ler­ton filled with people leaving bars and restaurants shortly before clo­sing time.

“It was a very chaotic scene,” police Lt. Jon Radus said.

The Toyota Tacoma jumped the curb, struck people and then crashed into a tree, Radus said. Some of the victims were trapped under the truck.

Injuries ranged from moderate to critical and the victims are between 18 and 49 years old, the Orange County Register reported.

Christopher Solis of Anaheim was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI causing great bodily injury.

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