San Diego police are investigating an incident between a deaf driver and a crowd participating in a Comic-Con-related Zombie Walk that left an uninvolved 64-year-old woman injured. The driver told police his children were frightened by people beating on the car. "The car windshield was shattered by the crowd,'' police Officer David Stafford said. "The family was scared so the father drove forward again trying to get away from the angry crowd.'' Other accounts had the driver shouting at people to get out the way.
It happened about 5:30 p.m. Saturday near 2nd and Island Avenues. The 48-year-old driver and his family, all of whom were said to be deaf, were stopped at Second and Island, waiting for the crowd to pass, then drove the car forward in an attempt to get out of the area. The side of the car struck the woman, who fell under the vehicle, he said. Videos of what happened soon surfaced on YouTube, showing a black sedan drive into the crowd.