Man Who Struck Pedestrians At Airport Arrested on Suspicion Of Felony Reckless Driving, Being Unlicensed
(by Peter Fournier) – A person who struck several people in a traffic collision at Oakland International Airport’s traffic curb on Tuesday evening was arrested on suspicion of felony reckless driving causing injury and driving without a license, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
The collision, which occurred around 6:10 p.m. Tuesday at Terminal 1, injured three pedestrians according to sheriff’s officials, who said it was not an act of terrorism and passengers at the airport are safe.
“Your loved ones are safe,” sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly said.
Kelly said it appears the collision occurred when an unlicensed 54-year-old driver of a Mercedes-Benz SUV got his foot stuck on the accelerator. He has not been identified as of early this morning.
A fourth pedestrian was injured when some luggage went airborne and struck them. All of the pedestrians were adults.
Kelly said the driver of the SUV did not report any injuries.
Two of the four pedestrians were taken to hospitals with slight to moderate injuries.