Driver in Fatal Venice Boardwalk Crash Arrested
You probably remember last month’s terrible car crash on the Boardwalk of Venice Beach, killing one person and injuring a dozen others.
This tragic event, sadly, appears to not have been accident. The driver of the vehicle is accused of ramming his car into the crowd intentionally, although his motive is still not clear.
Days after the crash, the driver, Nathan Campbell, turned himself in to Los Angeles police. He originally fled the scene of the crash. He has been arrested for murder and is being held on $1 million bail, according to a recent New York Times report.
The Venice Beach Boardwalk is typically packed with tourists, artists, and vendors. It doesn’t appear Campbell simply took a wrong turn—police believe it was a deliberate attack. Surveillance video shows the black car slamming into the crowd, sending bodies and sand flying.
The woman killed was a 32-year-old Italian, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner. She was visiting Los Angeles with her new husband on the couple’s honeymoon.
Of the twelve other victims hospitalized, two were in critical condition.
Our sympathies go out to the victims and their families. Auto accident injuries and deaths are never easy to handle, even less so when the act seems to have been intentional.
It will be interesting to see what type of legal actions the victims and their families take against Campbell. Pedestrian accidents often cause some of the most critical injuries, especially if the vehicle is traveling at a high rate of speed.
If you have questions about this case or would like to discuss an auto accident injury of your own, contact an experienced auto accident attorney today.