SAN JOSE — Eight people were taken to a hospital after an elderly driver slammed into a crowd of outdoor diners Sunday at Grand Century Plaza in East San Jose, police said.
Police responded to reports of the crash at about 12:27 p.m. at the intersection of Story Road and McLaughlin Avenue.
Police said that investigators found that an elderly male driver lost control of his vehicle and drove into an outdoor dining area, striking several people.
The injuries ranged from major to minor, police said. There were no immediate updates on the conditions of those more seriously hurt.
John Brown, 40 of San Mateo, was manning a political booth nearby when he saw the collision happen in front of him. Brown said a man driving a pickup truck went across the sidewalk and median and into the parking lot, where some two dozen people were in the outdoor dining