Comic-Con Crash: Deaf Family Caught in Zombie March Hits Woman With Car
By Shari Weiss | 9:57 am, July 27th, 2014VIDEO
A 64-old woman was injured at Comic-Con on Saturday after a deaf driver caught in the festival’s annual ZombieWalk hit her with his car.
The terrible incident occurred around 5:30 p.m., about a half a mile from the convention center, where the man and his young children, who were also deaf, were stopped to let the march pass through.
The annual parade features participants dressed up and lurching as if they were zombies (see photo right), and when the man’s kids became scared, he tried to get out of the area.
According to a police news release, the crowd reacted angrily when he started to move his vehicle, and “several people from the crowd of zombies and other marchers surrounded and began punching the car.”
“Several of them climbed onto the car and beat on the car. The car windshield was shattered by the crowd,” says the San Diego Police Department.
The man again tried to leave the scene, and ended up striking the woman, who fell under the car and “sustained serious arm injuries.”
The crowd chased the man as he continued to drive towards a police officer down the street.
The victim was transported to a local hospital, and, thankfully, her injuries are not life-threatening.
No one was arrested, though police are still investigating.
Videos of the unsettling incident is below, if you’re inclined to watch.
Warning: Disturbing images.