Over 20 victims after car plows into crowd near Las Vegas’ Paris Hotel

las vegas deadMore than 20 people are reported to have fallen victim to a major accident near the luxurious Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conflicting reports are coming from the scene, which has been cordoned off by police.

The incident took place on Las Vegas Boulevard in front of the Paris Hotel & Casino and Planet Hollywood, local NBC affiliate KSNV News 3 reported.

Media reports immediately appeared claiming there were more than 20 victims. However, it was not immediately clear if the victims were dead or alive, or in what condition. Local NBC reporter Gerard Ramalho cited police sources as saying that a vehicle had driven up onto a sidewalk and into a large group of people.

The driver was reportedly detained by police, Jacqui Heinrich from KTNV Channel 13 Action News cited police sources as saying.

Witnesses told the channel that the driver was allegedly a woman who had a child in the vehicle. Reports are saying that she tried to flee the scene, but was detained by police and is currently undergoing sobriety test.

Multiple ambulances rushed to the scene and the street is now illuminated by emergency lights. At least 33 people have been taken to the hospital, according to unconfirmed reports.

 

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