Test Drive Car Crash Injures Crowd at LA Auto Show

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A more than close call at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. At least a half dozen people were hurt when a man participating in a Fiat ride & drive event plowed onto a sidewalk and hit a planter, sending concrete shards spraying to the surrounding area. Police say the Fiat 500e jumped the curb when the driver lost control. 

Paramedics took six people, including the 24-year-old driver, to hospitals with minor to moderate injuries, Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

None of the injuries was life threatening. But police say it’s possible the driver didn’t have a license. That goes against the rules of course, as you must have a valid driver’s license and sign a waiver of liability to do any test drives.

“You may be asked to pass a Breathalyzer test in order to participate,” the website says.  Sounds like that might be a really good idea!

Drivers are allowed to carry passengers on the drive but they must be at least 8 years old, according to the requirements.

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