Isaiah Peoples Arrested after Alleged Intentional Crash Into Pedestrians in Sunnyvale
SUNNYVALE, CA (April 30, 2019) – Eight people, including three children, were injured after being hit by a car on El Camino Real.
The accident was reported near Sunnyvale Avenue Tuesday at around 6:40 p.m. An investigation determined that 34-year-old Isaiah Joel Peoples of Sunnyvale was traveling westbound on El Camino Real. However, he then drove into a crowd of pedestrians. Witnesses told police that Peoples seemed to accelerate the dark-colored Toyota Corolla. After that, he stuck additional pedestrians on the sidewalk before the car crashed into a tree.
Police said six out of the eight injured, including two of the three children, were taken to local hospitals. A 13-year-old girl was the most seriously hurt in the crash and was in critical condition. However, her condition is not currently known.
A nine-year-old boy was released after being treated at the scene, as was a 15-year-old boy. The 45-year-old father of the 13-year-old and the 9-year-old was one of the adult victims. He was treated at the hospital and released. Three men and a woman had moderate to major injuries and were in stable condition. Police have not publicly identified the victims.
Capt. Jim Choi of the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety said that the lack of skid marks indicating an attempt to slow down or stop before hitting the victims made the crash look intentional. He said that Peoples did not give a motive, but there was no evidence that terrorism was involved or that he was linked to any terrorist organizations.
Peoples has a clean driving record and a valid driver’s license and car registration, according to the DMV. A search of court records found he had no known criminal history in Santa Clara County.
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