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The Latest: California driver charged with attempted murder

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In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, Isaiah Joel Peoples, the driver of a car that struck several pedestrians, lays on the ground after the crash in Sunnyvale, Calif. The former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in the Silicon Valley suburb and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them, police said.  (Don Draper via AP)

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on eight pedestrians injured in California when a car plowed into them (all times local):

3:10 p.m.

California prosecutors have charged a former U.S. Army sharpshooter who has a history of PTSD with eight counts of attempted murder after saying he plowed his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Silicon Valley.

The Santa Clara County district attorney's office filed the charges Thursday against 34-year-old Isaiah Peoples. He is set to be arraigned Friday in San Jose.

Authorities say Peoples deliberately sped into a crowded crosswalk on his way to Bible class before crashing into a tree.

He is accused of hitting seven people and injuring a total of eight, including a 13-year-old girl who is in critical condition.

Sunnyvale public safety Capt. Jim Choi said Peoples is cooperating with investigators and has shown no remorse.

Family and friends described Peoples as quiet and polite and expressed shock at his involvement.

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11 a.m.

Authorities say a former U.S. Army sharpshooter who crashed into pedestrians in California had picked up food and was driving to Bible study when he sped into a crosswalk and injured eight people.

Sunnyvale police chief Phan Ngo said Thursday that Isaiah Peoples did not behave in any way considered bizarre to police when he was taken into custody Tuesday.

Authorities say Peoples deliberately sped into the crowded crosswalk before crashing into a tree.

Ngo said police are investigating claims that Peoples experienced post-traumatic stress disorder from serving in Iraq.

Ngo says a motive in the crash has not yet been determined.

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9:35 a.m.

One of the people injured when a former U.S. Army sharpshooter drove into a group of eight pedestrians said the crash was "like a movie."

KTVU-TV reports 15-year-old Miguel Balbuena is using crutches after Isaiah Joel Peoples drove into a busy crosswalk in Silicon Valley on Tuesday.

Balbuena's 24-year-old cousin, who broke a toe in the crash, is also on crutches.

Balbuena was sitting on his bike waiting to cross when he heard a woman scream. He tried to get out of the way but failed. He says a metal pole squeezed his leg.

Authorities say Peoples intentionally drove into the pedestrians. Information on a lawyer wasn't immediately available.

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12:01 a.m.

A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD is being held on eight counts of attempted murder after driving at high speed into pedestrians in a Silicon Valley suburb.

Sunnyvale city authorities say Isaiah Joel Peoples told investigators that he intentionally hit them but has not said why.

Eight people were hurt, including three children. Four of the victims remained hospitalized with major injuries, including a 13-year-old girl in critical condition.

Family and friends described Peoples as a quiet and polite person and expressed shock.

Police say Peoples was speeding and drove directly toward the pedestrians without trying to veer away or stop in the city about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of San Francisco.

The FBI is assisting California officials in the investigation.

In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, a victim of a car crash is offered assistance from police in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash that injured several people, said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a Toyota Corolla plowed through the intersection at high speed.  (Don Draper via AP)
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, a victim of a car crash is offered assistance in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash that injured several people, said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a vehicle plowed through the intersection at high speed. (Don Draper via AP)
This photo released Wednesday, April 24, 2019, by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety shows Isaiah Joel Peoples. Police in Northern California have identified the man arrested after he allegedly deliberately plowed into a group of people. The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety says 34-year-old Peoples, of Sunnyvale, Calif., was arrested Tuesday. (Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety via AP)
Police and road crews work the scene after a car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
This April 23, 2019,  image from video provided by KGO-TV, shows the scene of a car crash where several pedestrians were struck and injured in Sunnyvale, Calif. The FBI says it's assisting California officials in the investigation of a motorist who appeared to deliberately plow into the group of people. (KGO-TV via AP)
A police officer escorts pedestrians across El Camino Real near the scene of car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police and road crews work to clean up the scene after a car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police investigate the scene of car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police stand outside an apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police stand outside an apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police stand outside an apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police approach the apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Sunnyvale Public Safety Officer Kira Reid secures the perimeter at the apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash in Northern California that injured eight pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of a car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into them. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police approach the apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash in Northern California that injured eight pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of a car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into them. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police work the apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash in Northern California that injured eight pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of a car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into them. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Leevell Peoples glances at a photo of her son, Isaiah Peoples, taken while he was in the Army, at her home Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Isaiah Peoples, 34, was taken into custody by Sunnyvale Police after he allegedly deliberately plowed into a group of people injuring them on Tuesday. Leevell Peoples says her son is a
Leevell Peoples says her son, Army veteran Isaiah Peoples, experienced post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq, during an interview at her home Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Isaiah Peoples, 34, was taken into custody by Sunnyvale Police after he allegedly deliberately plowed into a group of people injuring them on Tuesday. Leevell Peoples says her son is a
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019 provided by Don Draper, a victim of a car crash is treated by paramedics in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash that injured several people, said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a vehicle plowed through the intersection at high speed.  (Don Draper via AP)
This photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, shows the scene of a car crash where several pedestrians were struck in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a vehicle plowed through the intersection at high speed. (Don Draper via AP)
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019 provided by Don Draper, an officer works the scene of a car crash that injured several people in Sunnyvale, Calif. A former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in the Silicon Valley suburb, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them, police said. (Don Draper via AP)
Police approach the apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash in Northern California that injured eight pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of a car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into them. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police approach the apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash in Northern California that injured eight pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of a car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into them. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019 provided by Don Draper, a victim of a car crash is treated by paramedics in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash that injured several people, said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a vehicle plowed through the intersection at high speed.  (Don Draper via AP)
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019 provided by Don Draper, a victim of a car crash is treated by paramedics in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash that injured several people, said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a vehicle plowed through the intersection at high speed. (Don Draper via AP)
Police work the apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash in Northern California that injured eight pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of a car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into them. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police work the apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash in Northern California that injured eight pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of a car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into them. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, a victim of a car crash is offered assistance in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash that injured several people, said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a vehicle plowed through the intersection at high speed. (Don Draper via AP)
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, a victim of a car crash is offered assistance in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash that injured several people, said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a vehicle plowed through the intersection at high speed. (Don Draper via AP)
Sunnyvale Public Safety Officer Kira Reid secures the perimeter at the apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash in Northern California that injured eight pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of a car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into them. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Sunnyvale Public Safety Officer Kira Reid secures the perimeter at the apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash in Northern California that injured eight pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of a car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into them. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police stand outside an apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police stand outside an apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
This photo released Wednesday, April 24, 2019, by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety shows Isaiah Joel Peoples. Police in Northern California have identified the man arrested after he allegedly deliberately plowed into a group of people. The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety says 34-year-old Peoples, of Sunnyvale, Calif., was arrested Tuesday. (Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety via AP)
This photo released Wednesday, April 24, 2019, by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety shows Isaiah Joel Peoples. Police in Northern California have identified the man arrested after he allegedly deliberately plowed into a group of people. The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety says 34-year-old Peoples, of Sunnyvale, Calif., was arrested Tuesday. (Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety via AP)
Leevell Peoples glances at a photo of her son, Isaiah Peoples, taken while he was in the Army, at her home Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Isaiah Peoples, 34, was taken into custody by Sunnyvale Police after he allegedly deliberately plowed into a group of people injuring them on Tuesday. Leevell Peoples says her son is a
Leevell Peoples glances at a photo of her son, Isaiah Peoples, taken while he was in the Army, at her home Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Isaiah Peoples, 34, was taken into custody by Sunnyvale Police after he allegedly deliberately plowed into a group of people injuring them on Tuesday. Leevell Peoples says her son is a "model citizen" and that the only situation she can imagine could have influenced her son is a bout of post-traumatic stress disorder. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Police approach the apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police approach the apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
A police officer escorts pedestrians across El Camino Real near the scene of car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
A police officer escorts pedestrians across El Camino Real near the scene of car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police investigate the scene of car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police investigate the scene of car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police and road crews work the scene after a car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police and road crews work the scene after a car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police stand outside an apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police stand outside an apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019 provided by Don Draper, an officer works the scene of a car crash that injured several people in Sunnyvale, Calif. A former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in the Silicon Valley suburb, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them, police said. (Don Draper via AP)
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019 provided by Don Draper, an officer works the scene of a car crash that injured several people in Sunnyvale, Calif. A former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in the Silicon Valley suburb, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them, police said. (Don Draper via AP)
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, a victim of a car crash is offered assistance from police in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash that injured several people, said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a Toyota Corolla plowed through the intersection at high speed.  (Don Draper via AP)
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, a victim of a car crash is offered assistance from police in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash that injured several people, said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a Toyota Corolla plowed through the intersection at high speed. (Don Draper via AP)
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, Isaiah Joel Peoples, the driver of a car that struck several pedestrians, lays on the ground after the crash in Sunnyvale, Calif. The former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in the Silicon Valley suburb and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them, police said.  (Don Draper via AP)
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, Isaiah Joel Peoples, the driver of a car that struck several pedestrians, lays on the ground after the crash in Sunnyvale, Calif. The former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in the Silicon Valley suburb and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them, police said. (Don Draper via AP)
This photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, shows the scene of a car crash where several pedestrians were struck in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a vehicle plowed through the intersection at high speed. (Don Draper via AP)
This photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, shows the scene of a car crash where several pedestrians were struck in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a vehicle plowed through the intersection at high speed. (Don Draper via AP)
Police stand outside an apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police stand outside an apartment complex believed to be associated with a car crash suspect in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
This April 23, 2019,  image from video provided by KGO-TV, shows the scene of a car crash where several pedestrians were struck and injured in Sunnyvale, Calif. The FBI says it's assisting California officials in the investigation of a motorist who appeared to deliberately plow into the group of people. (KGO-TV via AP)
This April 23, 2019, image from video provided by KGO-TV, shows the scene of a car crash where several pedestrians were struck and injured in Sunnyvale, Calif. The FBI says it's assisting California officials in the investigation of a motorist who appeared to deliberately plow into the group of people. (KGO-TV via AP)
Leevell Peoples says her son, Army veteran Isaiah Peoples, experienced post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq, during an interview at her home Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Isaiah Peoples, 34, was taken into custody by Sunnyvale Police after he allegedly deliberately plowed into a group of people injuring them on Tuesday. Leevell Peoples says her son is a
Leevell Peoples says her son, Army veteran Isaiah Peoples, experienced post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq, during an interview at her home Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Isaiah Peoples, 34, was taken into custody by Sunnyvale Police after he allegedly deliberately plowed into a group of people injuring them on Tuesday. Leevell Peoples says her son is a "model citizen" and that the only situation she can imagine could have influenced her son is a bout of post-traumatic stress disorder. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Police and road crews work to clean up the scene after a car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)
Police and road crews work to clean up the scene after a car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in Northern California that injured several pedestrians on Tuesday evening. Authorities say the driver of the car was taken into custody after he appeared to deliberately plow into the group. (AP Photo/Cody Glenn)