SAN DIEGO - Investigators have identified the taxi driver who crashed into a crowd of people outside a Gaslamp District nightclub Saturday morning.I reported this yesterday...
San Diego police say the cab was driven by 52-year-old Sam Hassan Daly. Aquaintances tell San Diego 6 News he is also known as Osama.
Also Monday, investigators increased the number of people who were injured in the incident to 35.
All of the victims have been released from area hospitals except for a unidentified 45-year-old female whose leg was severed in the crash.
From the San Diego Union-Tribune:
This is very strange. Are we sure he was not upset about the US Embassy Van that hit all those protesters in Egypt! Taking it out on young adult college students is not acceptable!
SAN DIEGO — Investigators trying to figure out why a taxi driver plowed into a crowd outside a popular Gaslamp Quarter nightclub early Saturday are wading through varied, and sometimes conflicting, statements from nearly two dozen injured people and numerous witnesses, as well as security camera footage.
“We have to determine exactly what people saw, not what they heard or thought they saw,” said San Diego police traffic Lt. Rick O’Hanlon.
O’Hanlon said investigators are looking into whether the 48-year-old Emerald Cab driver may have fallen asleep as he drove slowly south on Sixth Avenue and veered across a sidewalk, striking pedestrians on the corner of Island Avenue in front of the Stingaree nightclub at 1:54 a.m.
Authorities initially reported 25 injured, six critically. But Saturday afternoon, O’Hanlon reduced the number to 23 injured and described six as being in serious but stable condition. A 42-year-old woman’s leg was amputated below the knee after she was pinned between the cab and a wall, said San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque.
From the Daily Mail:
I have noticed that there is little to no reporting on this incident in San Diego by the Mainstream Liberal Government controlled media here in the US. They've kind of stuck it on the back burner. It's as if the media doesn't want us to know anything about this incident....They're treating us like mushrooms, feeding us bullshit and keeping us in the dark.
A van which ploughed into crowds of anti-government protesters in Cairo earlier this week might be a diplomatic van owned by America, U.S. officials said today.
They said 20 of the vans had been stolen during a week of upheaval.
The van charge was filmed and posted on YouTube where there have been more than 620,000 views.
The driver seems to be deliberately ramming the vehicle into demonstrators in streets around Cairo's Tahrir Square and their bodies are flung into the air.
My guess is that there is more to learn about the cab driver known as "Osama" that the media and Homeland Security does not want the American Public to know.
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