UPDATE December 23rd:
The Oregon woman accused of intentionally plowing a car with her child inside through crowds of pedestrians on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk has been arraigned on felony murder, hit-and-run and child abuse charges.
One person was killed and more than 30 injured.
Lakeisha Nicole Holloway stood in shackles and didn’t enter a plea during her brief court appearance.
Two Canadians remain in critical condition
A family from Montreal is among the casualties of a horrific car crash on the Las Vegas Strip that police say appears to have been intentional.
Vincent Quick was on his way to Planet Hollywood with his parents, girlfriend, and her family from Montreal when they saw a woman drive her car up on to the sidewalk and suddenly plough into them.
“We got really lucky. The car literally passed by me – two inches – but unfortunately it hit five of my family members. Now they’re getting treated at the hospital.”
He says miraculously, no one was seriously hurt, and everyone should be out of the hospital by tonight.
But with police suggesting the crash wasn’t an accident, he says he’s shaken and left with questions.
“People would say I wish she was the one in this position in all the pain and everything. But I just want to know why she wanted to do it.”
SEE: Aftermath of Las Vegas car crash
But Quick has nothing but praise for the people that rushed to his family’s aid.
“Thank you. Everyone that was there giving a hand was just an angel. I’m starting to cry, but just couldn’t believe how many people would stop what they’re doing and just give everything they can to help random people. Just unbelievable.”
Among them was Dawn Zinkie, on vacation from Sarnia, Ontario, who was was having dinner nearby when the crash happened, and ran to help.
“So all I did is looked over the edge, and saw bodies laying and I ran. I just ran because I knew. I knew from the sound and the bodies and then there were some people screaming.”
“When I saw the first injured person holding themselves, I went running because I have my first aid in CPR. I went from one to one to the next because nobody was there at the time.”
Zinkie says among the nine or 10 injured people nearby were Quick’s family. She says one of the women had a head injury, though the others looked to be less seriously hurt.
“She said ‘oh my god we’re on holiday’ and she was worried about insurance, and she was worried about money, and she was worried about them going to different hospitals because there were so many of them.”
Deputy Chief Zimmerman: This was not an act of terrorism. Initial investigation appears this was intentional. pic.twitter.com/EPxJnmUWdk
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) December 21, 2015
Officers say the vehicle was in the Northbound lane of South Las Vegas Boulevard, when it drove up onto the sidewalk at the intersection of Bellagio then veered into the entrance of the Paris hotel.
The driver is currently in police custody.