Six people had to be hospitalized after a Fiat 500E was crashed during a test drive at the Los Angeles Auto Show and sent concrete shrapnel flying into a crowd.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the 24-year old driver of the 500E went up onto a curb and slammed into a concrete planter during the test drive. The pot shattered, sending chunks of concrete into a crowd of attendees.
A total of eight people were evaluated for injuries by the Los Angeles Fire Department and six were hospitalized, including the driver of the car. An LAFD spokesperson said the driver may have been unlicensed.
The LA Auto Show allows consumers to sample the latest offerings from automakers on a designated course through its ‘Test Drive’ program. Participating drivers “must meet age requirements for each manufacturer and have a valid driver’s license,” and must also sign a waiver of liability, according to the show’s website.