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UPDATED: Fourteen people are still recovering from injuries after being hit by a car on the Las Vegas Strip.
It happened late Wednesday afternoon when the a car jumped the curb just north of Harmon. Police say the driver of the car suffered a diabetic seizure behind the wheel, which caused him to lose control.
Two of the people hit were taken to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The others were treated and released at various hospitals.
The driver is charged with failure to maintain a travel land.
He could face more serious charges if police could prove that he was intentionally negligent. But they say that would be difficult.
(Sept. 19) -- Nine people were injured late Wednesday afternoon when a man driving down the Las Vegas Strip ran his car up on the curb into a packed crowd in front of Planet Hollywood.
The driver was apparently a diabetic who passed out at the wheel. Paperwork identified the driver as Rovert Allen Christenson of Arizona. He was cited for failure to maintain a land.
At least two of the nine people injured in this crash were taken to University Medical Center. The rest were taken to other area hospitals. All are from out of state.
The Clark County Fire Department confirmed that two people were taken to Sunrise Hospital, two to Spring Valley Hospital and one to Desert Springs Hospital.
None of the injuries of anyone involved were life-threatening, but it is a chilling reminder of another Las Vegas Strip crash just two years ago.
Wednesday, dozens looked on confused and horrified by the scene they saw. A blue Pontiac resting half on the sidewalk, half in the street, the front windshield was shattered by a passerby named Timothy Nunn.
"I was the first one to get hit," Nunn said.
While he was walking down the Las Vegas Strip, the driver of the blue Pontiac was quickly losing control.
Scott Allison, with the Clark County Fire Department, said, "Apparently, he has a diabetic condition. He had a diabetic episode while driving."
Scott Allison says the elderly driver lost consciousness hitting more than a dozen pedestrians walking on the sidewalk. "He had no recollection at all. He did not remember hitting these people."
People like Timothy Nunn, who said, "I got hit and I got thrown up in the air and I came down and I just started seeing people like kind of pop up in front of you and you could see a couple of people hit their heads on the concrete and those were the ones that got really hurt."
Thirteen of them were injured. Nine were transported to area hospitals, including the driver.
Timothy was one of the fortunate ones. He walked away with a couple of bruises and a torn t-shirt.
"I feel really lucky. I'm just texting everyone like, wow I'm really lucky," he continued.
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