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4 killed, 8 injured after car goes off San Diego bridge

AP  |  San Diego 

Authorities say a car went off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and crashed into a park, leaving four people dead and at least 4 critically injured.

The California Highway Patrol said the crash was reported at Chicano Park shortly after 3:30 PM (local time) yesterday.

The city's Fire-Rescue Department said four people were declared dead at the scene.

Spokesman Lee Swanson said eight people were injured: four of them suffered major traumas and the other four had minor injuries. He said several more were evaluated by medics at the park.

The cause of the crash is under investigation and both sides of the bridge are closed to traffic.

The park is located beneath the bridge in a predominantly Hispanic neighbourhood in central San Diego.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 09:28 IST