Driver backs into Anaheim resort, injuring three, authorities say

Anaheim police are looking for the motive force of an SUV who backed into three folks on the Anaheim Lodge on Thursday afternoon.

The person purposely drove a white Lexus SUV into the resort on South Seashore Boulevard round four:30 p.m., focusing on one in all three folks injured within the collision, Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer mentioned.

Along with two folks outdoors, the impression additionally struck the resort clerk, who was within the workplace on the opposite aspect of the wall.

The clerk’s spouse, Dipa Ahir, who works within the resort kitchen, got here working when she heard the commotion. She noticed her husband mendacity the bottom and a girl pinned in opposition to the wall.

“[It was] actually scary,” Ahir mentioned. “I can’t clarify. I can’t think about this sort of [thing] occurred.”

Video from OnScene.TV showed the damage to the Anaheim Lodge's exterior wall.

Video from OnScene.TV confirmed the injury to the Anaheim Lodge’s exterior. A resort clerk on the opposite aspect of the wall was injured by the incident, police mentioned.


Her husband was taken to the hospital with a damaged leg, chest accidents and a few scratches on his hand, Ahir mentioned. Carringer confirmed that every one three victims had been taken to the hospital.

He referred to as the incident an assault with a lethal weapon.

“A success-and-run can be an accident. The motion of the crash can be not intentional,” Carringer mentioned. “This was intentional.”

The connection between the motive force and those that had been struck was not instantly clear, nor was a motive within the assault, authorities mentioned. Ahir mentioned neither she nor her husband had seen the motive force or his automobile.

Staff quickly patched up the resort’s stucco wall Thursday afternoon, Ahir mentioned, and can end repairing it quickly. Carringer mentioned the constructing was not structurally broken.