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Video shows driver slamming into crowd outside Encinitas bar

Posted at 2:50 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 22:39:52-05

ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) -- Video from a witness shows a driver slamming into a crowd outside an Encinitas bar early Sunday morning.

In the video, a U-Haul van can be seen accelerating onto a sidewalk. Video shows pedestrians leaping out of the way before the vehicle crashes into the crowd.

In a Monday news release, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said one person is in an intensive care unit while another is undergoing surgery with serious injuries following the crash.

The department says a 24-year-old victim is in an intensive care unit while a 25-year-old is in surgery with serious injuries.

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A 23-year-old victim was treated for minor injuries at the hospital. All three of the victims were struck when the suspect, Christian Davis, 28, reportedly drove the van onto a sidewalk outside The Saloon Bar around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Two others received minor injuries when they detained Davis outside the bar.

Deputies say Davis was asked to leave the bar because he was too intoxicated. After complying with the request, deputies say Davis got into the van, intentionally driving it onto the sidewalk.

Davis was later arrested and is being charged with three counts of attempted murder and one count of attempted escape with force.

Davis is scheduled to be arraigned in Vista on March 3.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the department at 760-966-3500 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.