SAN DIEGO (CBS/AP) — A pickup truck plunged off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and plowed into a crowd gathered at a park below, leaving four people dead and at least eight injured.

Witnesses say the truck landed on a vendor tent set up for a motorcycle festival at Chicano Park Saturday afternoon.

A spokesman for the city Fire-Rescue Department says four people died at the scene. Lee Swanson said eight people were taken to the hospital: four suffered major traumas and four had minor injuries.

It’s not immediately clear whether the deceased were in the vehicle or in the crowd below. The truck’s front end was crushed and its hood popped open.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Police believe alcohol was a factor.

The driver is among the people in critical condition. He has been placed under arrest.

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Comments (2)
  1. Mel O. says:

    More idiots driving that should be only allowed on the special yellow bus. Thankfully at least four of them will never be able to drive again and will no longer be a burden on our wonderful society.

  2. Riley says:

    Why couldn’t someone record the truck as it crashed down into the park? That would have been an awesome video.