Nine injured as van rushes into diners in US

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Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) At least nine persons were injured when a collision with a car sent a van dashing into diners at a popular restaurant in Los Angeles city, US, on Sunday, officials said.

“The vehicle went up onto the sidewalk,” Xinhua news agency quoted Los Angeles police spokeswoman Rosario Herrera as saying.

“The driver remained at the scene.”

The van ran a red light and hit another car before hurtling into the diners in the outside dining area of The Fish Spot restaurant.

Neither driver was injured.

Police believe the driver was not under the influence of drug or alcohol, and there is no apparent link with terrorism.

The other driver was not cited and drove his car away two hours later.

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