Elderly Man Accused Of Smashing Into Several Pedestrians, Parked Cars In Irvine

IRVINE (CBSLA.com) —  The Irvine Police Department said an elderly driver slammed into several pedestrians and some parked cars at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Saturday evening.

The incident occurred just after 6:45 p.m., according to the Irvine Police Department.

The Orange County Fire Authority also responded to the location  — 8808 Irvine Center Drive.

Authorities said the man was driving near the front entrance, struck a fence, another vehicle and some pedestrians.

The man’s vehicle then struck a parked, unoccupied police vehicle.

The police car was pushed onto the grass area near the box office — where several people were picnicking — and that vehicle struck  several more people, officials said.

OCFA treated a total of nine patients including four people considered seriously hurt. It was unclear if the driver sustained any injuries.

The Irvine Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating.

If you have any information about this case, please call IPD Detective Jon Cherney at (949) 724-7024.

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