Friday, July 15, 2016

Vehicle Rampage Attacks Pedestrians and Bicycles 7/15/2016

Vehicle Rampage Attacks Pedestrians  ---   === 2016
Also see Toy Wagon Stroller Terrorold link
Car Rampage Hit People ---Old: ---

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Terror on Wheels: No 'Magic Way' to Stop Nice-Style Attacks - NBC News Jul 15, 2016 - Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device NBC News The Nice atrocity was at least the fourth politically or militant-inspired vehicular assault in France since 2014. Two attacks took place with motor vehicles in December 2014 in the towns of Nantes and Dijon, killing one person and injuring more than 20. In January, an attacker rammed French soldiers who were guarding a mosque in Valence, although none were killed. Threat comes not just from jihadis but anyone with a grievance and a car. Lakeisha Nicole Holloway was accused in December of killing one person and injuring dozens more by mowing down pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip, while Last year, a man described by authorities as mentally ill (also a muslim who drives like a terrorist) killed three people by plowing his car into a crowd then stabbing passers-by in Graz, Austria.

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  • 2008 Jerusalem bulldozer attack 
  • The Jerusalem bulldozer attack occurred on July 2, 2008, when an Arab resident of East Jerusalem identified as Hussam Taysir Duwait (also referred to as Hussam Duwiyat,[2] Hossam Dawyyat,[3] or erroneously as Jabr Duwait[4]), attacked several cars on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem in a terrorist vehicle ramming using a front-end loader (erroneously referred to as a bulldozer in the media[5]), killing three people and wounding at least thirty other pedestrians, before being shot to death.[2][6] Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev said that an inquiry indicated the attacker had been acting alone.[7] A motive for the attack could not immediately be determined, but police at the scene referred to the incident as a terrorist attack.[5] Three copycat attacks have occurred since then. 
  • 2014 Jerusalem tractor attack  The 2014 Jerusalem tractor attack was a terrorist ramming attack that occurred on 4 August 2014, when an Arab drove an excavator type of tractor out of a construction site, injuring several pedestrians and killing one man before ramming the tractor into a public bus, overturning the bus and then hitting it repeatedly. The terrorist was shot dead at the scene by a police officer while still seated at the wheel of the tractor and continuing to attack the bus by swinging the arm of the excavator against it.

  • The Jerusalem Post described it as part of a series of terrorist vehicular attacks in recent years.[1]
  • 2008 Jerusalem vehicular attack 22 September 2008, a Palestinian drove a BMW saloon car into a group of off-duty soldiers in a terrorist ramming attack in Jerusalem, Israel, injuring 19. According to Stratfor Global Intelligence analysts, this attack represents a new militant tactic which is less lethal but could prove more difficult to prevent than suicide bombings.[1]
  • November 2014 Jerusalem vehicular attack
Security bollards are credited with preventing ramming in the  10 November 2014, w 2014 Alon Shvut stabbing attack, leading the terrorist to abandon his car and attack pedestrians waiting at a bus stop with a knife, instead of running them over.[16]  2014 Alon Shvut stabbing attack occurred onwhen Palestinian Maher al-Hashlamun first attempted to run his vehicle into a crowd waiting at the bus/hitch-hiking station at the entrance to the Israeli settlement of Alon Shvut, in the Gush Etzion section of the occupied West Bank, then, when the car was stopped by a bollard, got out and attacked with a knife, killing a young woman and wounding two others. The attack occurred four hours after the killing of Sergeant Almog Shiloni in Tel Aviv at the same bus/hitch-hiking stop where three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and murdered in June 2014.[1]


Vehicle-ramming attack

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"Vehicle ramming" redirects here. For the theft tactic, see Ram-raiding.

Damage caused by the 2008 Jerusalem bulldozer attack that killed 3 victims and the attacker
Vehicle-ramming attacks are a form of attack in which a perpetrator deliberately rams a motor vehicle into a building or crowd of people.[1][2] The term has been used in the context of terrorism, but is applicable to rampage killers in general who use a vehicle. The possibility of terrorism is often raised but either failed to be proven or quickly ruled out in mass casualty traffic incidents as the most likely motive in favor of other factors such as mechanical failures, unavoidable accidents, medical episodes, personal anger issues, or mental illness.[3]
Vehicles are also used by attackers to breach a building with locked gates, before detonating explosives, as in the Saint-Quentin-Fallavier attack.

21st-century increase[edit]

The 21st century has seen a rise in vehicle ramming attacks carried out as acts of terrorism by individuals committed to an ideology.[4] In 2014, Canadian columnist Andrew Coyne describes the phenomenon as a form of "micro-terrorism", and argues that Canadians "had better get used to... the baffling phenomenon of the homegrown terrorist ... who for whatever reason takes it into his head to kill any number of his fellow citizens in the service of his cause."[5]

Causes propelling the rise of the tactic[edit]

According to the American Federal Bureau of Investigation, the tactic has gained popularity because "Vehicle ramming offers terrorists with limited access to explosives or weapons an opportunity to conduct a Homeland attack with minimal prior training or experience."[1] Counterterrorism researcher Daveed Gartenstein-Ross of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies told Slate that the tactic has been on the rise in Israel because, "the security barrier is fairly effective, which makes it hard to get bombs into the country."[6] In 2010, Inspire, the online, English-language magazine produced by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula urged jihadis to choose "pedestrian only" locations and make sure to gain speed before ramming their vehicles into the crowd in order to "achieve maximum carnage".[6]
Vehicle attacks can be carried out by lone-wolf terrorists who are inspired by an ideology, but who are not actually working within a specific political movement or group.[7] Writing for The Daily Beast, Jacob Siegel suggests that the perpetrator of the 2014 Couture-Rouleau attack may be "the kind of terrorist the West could be seeing a lot more of in the future", a kind that he describes, following Brian Jenkins of the Rand Corporation, as "stray dogs", rather than lone wolves, characterizing them as "misfits" who are "moved from seething anger to spontaneous deadly action" by exposure to Islamist propaganda.[8] A 2014 propaganda video by ISIL encouraged French sympathizers to use cars to run down civilians.[9]
According to Clint Watts, of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where he is a senior fellow and expert on terrorism, the older model where members of groups like al-Qaeda would "plan and train together before going to carry out an attack, became defunct around 2005", due to increased surveillance by Western security agencies.[8] Watts says that Anwar al-Awlaki, the American born al-Qaeda imam, as a key figure in this shift, addressing English-speakers in their own language and urging them to "Do your own terrorism and stay in place."[8]
Jamie Bartlett, who heads the Violence and Extremism Program at Demos, a British think tank, explains that "the internet in the last few years has both increased the possibilities and the likelihood of lone-wolf terrorism," supplying isolated individuals with ideological motivation and technique.[10] For authorities in Western countries, the difficulty is that even in a case like that of the perpetrator of the 2014 Couture-Rouleau attack, where Canadian police had identified the attacker, taken away his passport, and were working with his family and community to steer him away from jihad, vehicle attacks can be hard to prevent because, "it's very difficult to know exactly what an individual is planning to do before a crime is committed. We cannot arrest someone for thinking radical thoughts; it's not a crime in Canada."[10][11]
According to Stratfor, the American global intelligence firm, "while not thus far as deadly as suicide bombing", this tactic could prove more difficult to prevent. No single group has claimed responsibility for the incidents.[12][clarification needed] Experts see a sort of saving grace in the ignorance and incompetence of most lone wolf terrorists, who often manage to murder very few people.[10]

Protective measures[edit]


Security measures taken to protect the Houses of Parliament in LondonUK. These heavy blocks of concrete are designed to prevent a car bomb or other device being rammed into the building.

Concrete blocks in the city centre of Dresden during the 2016 German Unity Day Celebrations
On 23 October 2014, the US National Institute of Building Sciences updated its Building Design Guideline on Crash- and Attack-Resistant Models of bollards, a guideline written to help professionals design bollards to protect facilities from vehicle operators, "who plan or carry out acts of property destruction, incite terrorism, or cause the deaths of civilian, industrial or military populations".[13] The American Bar Association recommends bollards as effective protection against car ramming attacks.[14]
Security bollards are credited with minimizing damage and casualties in the 2007 Glasgow Airport attack.[15][16] Security bollards are credited with preventing ramming in the 2014 Alon Shvut stabbing attack, leading the assailant to abandon his car and attack pedestrians waiting at a bus stop with a knife, after his effort to run them over was thwarted.[17] Berlin's police chief, Klaus Kandt, argued that bollards would not have prevented the 2016 Berlin attack and that needed security measures would be "varied, complex, and far from a panacea".[18]
While only selected locations can be protected this way, tight bends and restricted-width streets may also prevent a large vehicle getting speed before reaching a barrier.[19]
Cars can also be hacked remotely and used for such attacks. In 2015 hackers remotely carjacked a Jeep from 10 miles away and drove it into a ditch.[20][21] Measures for cybersecurity of automobiles to prevent such are often criticized as to being insufficient. The risk of such attack may significantly rise after the mass adoption of self-driving cars which could potentially also be loaded with explosives and used as bombs.[22] A 2015 report by U.S. Senator Edward Markey criticized manufacturers' security measures as inadequate.[23] Marshall Heilman notes that "the government has to have some type of legislation and mandate to secure [the] environment" of self-driving cars as hackers otherwise could be able to take over cars and notes that "some type of event [...] is going to have to occur before the government actually gets involved and sets those particular standards".[24]

List of vehicle-ramming attacks[edit]

Terrorism[edit]

In chronological order:

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jump up to:a b Issued 13 December 2012. "Department of Homeland Security-FBI Warning: Terrorist Use of Vehicle Ramming Tactics". FBI and Department of Homeland Security. Archived from the original on 28 October 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  2. Jump up^ David C. Rapoport (2006). Terrorism: The fourth or religious wave. Taylor & Francis. pp. 150–. ISBN 978-0-415-31654-5. Archived from the original on 10 December 2014.
  3. Jump up^ "Mass casualty traffic incidents like Endymion's are rare, but do happen". NOLA The Times-Picayune New Orlean. February 27, 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2016.}
  4. Jump up^ Yaakov Lappin; Etgar Lefkovits (29 August 2011). "Background: Ramming terror attacks in recent years". The Jerusalem Post. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  5. Jump up^ Coyne, Andrew (22 October 2014). "We can't stop every terror attack, so let's brace ourselves and adapt". National Post. Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  6. ^ Jump up to:a b Keating, Joshua (5 November 2014). "Why Terrorists Use Vehicles as Weapons". Slate. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  7. Jump up^ Daly, Brian (21 October 2014). "Lone wolf terrorists hard to stop". Edmonton Sun. QMI. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  8. ^ Jump up to:a b c Siegel, Jacob (24 October 2014). "Lone Wolves, Terrorist Runts, and the Stray Dogs of ISIS Why ISIS and al Qaeda rely on loners and losers to carry out their terrorist agenda in the West". Daily Beast. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  9. Jump up^ "ISIS and Al Qaeda have specifically called for the type of attack that just happened in France".
  10. ^ Jump up to:a b c Bajekal, Naina (23 October 2014). "The Rise of the Lone Wolf Terrorist". Time Magazine. Archived from the original on 14 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  11. Jump up^ Mataconis, Doug (23 October 2014). "The attack on Canada's Parliament and the 'lone wolf' terrorist". Christian Science Monitor. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  12. Jump up^ Israel: Vehicle Attacks – A New Militant Tactic?. Stratfor Global Intelligence
  13. Jump up^ Oakes, Charles (23 October 2014). "The Bollard: Crash- and Attack-Resistant Models". Whole Building Design Guide, National Institute of Building Sciences. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  14. Jump up^ Ernest B. Abbott and Otto J. Hetzel, "Homeland Security Begins at Home: Local Planning and Regulatory Review to Improve Security", in Rufus Calhoun Young, Jr. and Dwight H. Merriam, A Legal Guide to Homeland Security and Emergency Management for State and Local Governments, American Bar Association, 2006
  15. Jump up^ Garfield, Simon (7 December 2007). "Terrorists are foiled at Glasgow airport". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  16. Jump up^ "Glasgow airport ramps up use of bollards". Glasgow Evening Times. 22 December 2008. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  17. Jump up^ Tait, Robert (10 November 2014). "Israeli woman, 25, and soldier killed in twin stabbing attacks – Incidents happen hours apart, suggesting an escalation of recent violence". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 11 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  18. Jump up^ Halliday, Josh; Perraudin, Frances (20 December 2016). "What can be done to prevent Berlin-style attacks in modern cities?". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  19. Jump up^ http://i-hls.com/2017/01/vehicle-ramming-attacks-security-measures/
  20. Jump up^ Greenberg, Andy. "Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It". WIRED. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  21. Jump up^ "Hackers take control of car, drive it into a ditch". The Independent. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  22. Jump up^ Mark Harris (16 July 2014). "FBI warns driverless cars could be used as 'lethal weapons'". theGuardian.com.
  23. Jump up^ Tracking & Hacking: Security & Privacy Gaps Put American Drivers at Risk (PDF) (Report). 2015-02-06. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  24. Jump up^ Staff, AOL. "Cybersecurity expert: It will take a 'major event' for companies to take this issue seriously". AOL.com. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  25. Jump up^ Gerber, Marisa. "Driver plowed into Venice boardwalk crowd 'in anger,' prosecutor says". latimes.com. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  26. Jump up^ Karimi, Faith; Castillo, Mariano; Ford, Dana (22 December 2015). "Las Vegas Strip: Driver hits dozens on sidewalk". CNN. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  27. Jump up^ Hartley-Parkinson, Richard (16 October 2016). "Shocking video of moment driver deliberately knocks down pedestrians". Metro. Metro.co.uk. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  28. Jump up^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-21/melbourne-car-attack-death-toll-hits-5-after-3mo-baby-dies/8200808. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  29. Jump up^ "Con l'auto investe e uccide madre e zia, arrestata per omicidio volontario".
  30. Jump up^ "Homem joga carro contra pedestres em Balneário Camboriú". Visor Notícias. 20 February 2017.
  31. Jump up^ "German man, 73, dies after car driven into pedestrians in Heidelberg". 25 February 2017.
  32. Jump up^ "Überfahrene Polizisten So verlief die Todesfahrt von Müllrose".


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3/19/2017 crash: ramming ped  VIDEO: Woman tries to run over child, mother at Union City Walmart woman in batman sweatshirt angry after store refuses to let her return batteries starts yelling and then backs up into  5 people including mother and child with her car, police are calling it assault with a deadly weapon. Was it just staged to give her an accuse to attack people in a not-terrorist attack? Union City police want to find the driver who narrowly missed a 3-year-old and her mother. "She intentionally backed up twice to get out of that parking lot," said Sgt. Steven Mendez. "So we're calling it an assault with a deadly weapon."

terror: ramming attack on bus stop Police Shooting At Woman and Poles Foil Ramming Attack at Gush Etzion Junction By Hana Levi Julian - March 15, 2017  An Arab terrorist was stopped from killing innocent people Wednesday afternoon as they were waiting for buses and other transportation pickups at the Gush Etzion junction. terrorist, an Arab woman, drove her car directly at the bus stop. IDF soldiers stationed at the site immediately opened fire...car crashed into iron posts that were installed in front of the bus stop as a protective measure precisely for such an attack.

March 12, 2017 34 killed 17 injured Not Terrorist Bus Hits 2 At Bus Stop Kills 34 Haiti Parade Rampage In Haiti a bus driver panicked over accidentally striking two pedestrians at a bus stop fled and then crashed into 3 Easter season "rara" parades killing 34. It is common for bus drivers to flee the scene of an accident. Angry crowds attacked the stopped bus as the driver fled, and is still sought and the cause and motive of the crash is "unclear". Of course, terrorism is not even suspected as a possibility by anyone.

Sunday (Feb. 26) in London, five car wash workers were injured when a suspected drunk driver lost control and struck them before being caught trying to flee the scene on foot.


Feb. 25, 2017 injured: 32 Impaired Not Terrorist Neilson Rizzuto Hits Endymion parade in New Orleans  Police and emergency medical personnel respond after pickup truck plowed into a crowd near Orleans and North Carrollton avenues during the Endymion parade in New Orleans


Drunk not-terrorist (cover story?) January 30, 2017 two were killed and seven injured when a drunk driver whose blood-alcohol content was .40 -- five times the Kentucky limit -- plowed into a group of people standing near a food truck in a parking lot.  2 dead, 7 hurt after driver crashes into crowd at food truck in Kentucky Chicago Tribune  Two pedestrians were killed and seven others injured after police say a drunken driver whose blood-alcohol content was five times the legal limit lost control of his vehicle and plowed into a crowd standing near a food truck in a Kentucky parking lot. struck a parked car and continued into the parking lot  Police say Erdley had slurred speech, smelled of alcohol, and fell asleep several times after he was arrested. 



January 20, 2017 Melbourne Terrorism Ruled Out Man Mental Drugs Domestic Violence Arabic Music Stabbing, Hostage, Chase, Car Rampage In Melbourne Australia, James 'Jimmy' Gargasoula stabbed his brother, took a woman hostage, led police on a chase and then deliberately crashed into a group of pedestrians killing 4 and injuring 20 before he was shot by police. Police have ruled out terrorism, even though witnesses heard Arabic music and "God is Great" in Arabic since he has a past history of mental illness, domestic violence assaults and drug problems. Counterjihad pundits suggest it is an obvious case of islamist terorism and authorities covering it up. 20 January 2017 Melbourne car attack Deaths 6 Non-fatal injuries 36 Perpetrator Dimitrious Gargasoulas[1] On, around 1:30 pm AEDT, a car was driven into pedestrians in the CBD of Melbourne, Australia. Six people were killed and at least thirty others wounded, three of whom sustained critical injuries.[2][3] Police have alleged that the victims were intentionally hit, and have charged the driver of the vehicle, Dimitrious Gargasoulas, with five counts of murder.[4] Melbourne, Australia, five people were killed and 20 injured when a man involved in an earlier stabbing incident took a hostage and plowed through people on a crowded downtown sidewalk on Jan. 20 before being shot and arrested by police, wearing only red underwear and white sneakers. A 10-year-old girl and 3-month-old boy in a stroller were among the dead.

Year 2016

December 31, 2016 crash, terror scare: 7 injured. Helsinki Finland Car Rampage Plows Into Cars and Sidewalk Crowd On New Years Eve in Helsinki Finland, the driver was detained when he veered at high speed into a sidewalk near a mitro station mowing down people and hitting parked cars. After driver was detained and taken into custody for questioning no evidence was found that the crash was intentional. It was only weeks after a truck hijacked by a ISIS terrorist plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin

December 30, 2016 Ukraine police arrest man suspected of planning Berlin copycat attack reuters uk Dec 30, 2016 - Ukrainian police arrested a 31-year-old man on Friday accused of killing a woman and her daughter, in a village in the southern Odessa region before setting fire to two houses and who they also suspect was planning to mow down citizens with a truck, like the attacks on the Berlin Christmas market and in Nice. He escaped in a stolen truck, a friend of the man told police said he was planning to run over a large crowd of people with the truck. tags:



December 20, 2015 1 killed 30 injured 1 arrested. No motive Lakeisha Holloway Accused in Las Vegas Baby On Board Terrorist Style Vehicle Rampage A 24-year-old Oregon woman had her 3-year-old daughter in the car when she allegedly intentionally drove her 1996 Oldsmobile onto a sidewalk and into dozens of pedestrians Sunday night on the Las Vegas strip, as she would drive back on the curve to hit more people. One person was killed. After the attack, she drove to a casino, left her toddler in the car, and told a valet parker she had run over some people and requested that he call 911.  Deputy Chief Zimmerman announced "This was not an act of terrorism. Initial investigation appears this was intentional" but others said that terror could not be completely ruled out either.  It is said that she was stressed out by being homeless and living in her car and hassled by people who would let her park. She may have had some conflict with the father of her child, and that she wanted others to feel the hurt in her life. One of her cousins, LaShay Hardaway, said she was a successful, overachiever and this wasn’t something she would ever do. Holloway reportedly told police “I am hurting, and I want others to feel pain!” and she gave a motive to authorities which they were not "comfortable" releasing but it did not indicate any connection to terrorism.

3 injured suicidal suspect from Ukraine arrested November 18, 2016 Minneapolis Ukrainian Daycare Worker Hangs Child Two Hit Run Vehicular Assault Terror Spree Nataliia Mykhaylivna Karia who ran a day care center from her home in Minneapolis was arrested after a spree of terror. She fled after a parent saw her try to kill one of the children under her care by hanging, and then she deliberately hit and dragged a pedestrian and then hit a bicyclist while fleeing police before trying to jump off a bridge.


Year 2015

October 2015  In October 2015, eight people were injured when a 78-year-old driver lost control of a BMW SUV he was moving into a vehicle auction facility in Framingham, Mass.

Authorities rule out Islamist terrorism:  At least three killed in Austria after man drives into crowd
www.independent.co.uk  One of the victims at the scene of the rampage in Graz, Austria. More than 30 pedestrians, including three children, were hurt at several ...Austria: Man drives van into pedestrians, killing three, and launches ... International Business TimesJun 20, 2015 - A man drove a van into a crowd of people in Graz, Austria, killing three and injuring 50, local media is reporting. Public broadcaster ORF said ...2015 Graz van attack - Wikipedia WikipediaThe Graz van attack occurred on 20 June 2015, when the perpetrator, identified as Alen Rizvanović, drove a sports utility vehicle at high speeds through the center of Graz,Austria, killing three people in a matter of minutes ... Alen Rizvanović, the driver, intentionally killed and injured pedestrians and cyclists by hitting them ...

Year 2014

A woman suspected of being high on prescription drugs killed four -- including a 6-year-old choirboy -- and injured 13 when she ran a red light and drove into a crowd exiting a church Christmas jubilee in Torrance, Calif., in December 2014.

10 November 2014  Security bollards are credited with preventing ramming in the 2014 Alon Shvut stabbing attack, leading the terrorist to abandon his car and attack pedestrians waiting at a bus stop with a knife, instead of running them over.[16] 2014 Alon Shvut stabbing attack occurred onwhen Palestinian Maher al-Hashlamun first attempted to run his vehicle into a crowd waiting at the bus/hitch-hiking station at the entrance to the Israeli settlement of Alon Shvut, in the Gush Etzion section of the occupied West Bank, then, when the car was stopped by a bollard, got out and attacked with a knife, killing a young woman and wounding two others. The attack occurred four hours after the killing of Sergeant Almog Shiloni in Tel Aviv at the same bus/hitch-hiking stop where three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and murdered in June 2014.[1]

October 20, 2014 2014 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Islamist terrorist ramming attack  2014 Saint Jean sur Richelieu ramming attack was a terror car ramming that occurred in Quebec on Two Canadian Forces members were hit by a lone wolf terrorist, Martin Couture-Rouleau. Warrant officer Patrice Vincent died from injuries, while another soldier was injured, but survived. The RCMP and the Government of Canada has characterized the homicide as a terrorist act by an ISIL-inspired terrorist.

1 hurt, building damage, car destroyed August 9, 2014 Mini Cooper Crashes Into UK Hopwood Hall College In Manchester England, a mini cooper nearly hit two pedestrians as it went out of control, smashed through the median and barriers and into a building at Hopwood Hall College at Manchester Road at the intersection of Drake. The driver, a 21-year-old man, suffered head injuries and was taken to Salford Royal Infirmary for treatment. dailymail

2 injured July 31, 2014 Car Crashes Through Barriers Into Ohio Sporting Goods Store "A Sandusky Charles Hacker, 78 and his wife plowed his Cadillac through the front of Dick’‍s Sporting Goods in Erie County’‍s Perkins Township after suffering a medical condition, narrowly missing employees and shoppers before hitting the back wall" They crashed into a concrete bollard barrier in front of the store, uprooting it and taking it with the car through the front glass doors and displays, through the shoe department, and into a wall that separates the store from a storage area before crashing into the back wall of the building.(making a bullseye through the front door is a strong indicator somebody was aiming carefully, not out of control) two employees and a man shopping for shoes with his young son had to jump out of the way. Mr. Hacker told authorities he did not remember the crash.toledoblade [2] [3]


1 toddler killed, elderly driver not arrested or charged April 14, 2014 Buckley Pickup Accidentally Drives on Trail Kills Red Wagon Toddler In Buckley, Washington State (near Tacoma) 2 year old toddler Lincoln Pearson died after his red wagon pulled by his father was hit by a Ford Ranger pickup driven by an un-named 78 year old driver who for some unexplained reason, apparently lost control, left the road and carefully drove 500 ft onto a paved walking trail next to the road until it hit the wagon and was stopped when it crashed into a telephone pole. The driver got out of the truck, looked at the boy, offered no help and returned, as if his mission was accomplished and he was not surprised or in grief. Although he told the police he was aware of what he had done, he offered no explanation for the accident, and police ruled it was not related to alcohol or drugs. He could have been charged if he had been under orders by his doctor not to drive. There was not enough evidence to arrest or charge the man with a deliberate attack.

July 10, 2014 Driver Sought in Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed 4-Year-Old Boy on Wagon Surrenders to Police  JULY 10, 2014  A vigil was held Friday night for 4-year-old Evan Butterfield, just hours after a man suspected of killing the boy in a hit-and-run accident in Florence turned himself in to authorities.  Evan Butterfield, 4, who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Florence   Two cars were stopped at the intersection when a third car ran the red light by driving between them and struck Butterfield and a female relative, who were within a marked crosswalk,...  Zaca said the speeding car hit his 2005 Chevrolet, then bounced off another vehicle before striking the woman and the boy... The woman, later identified as 23-year-old Brianna L. Puryear, was knocked to the ground by the impact and the push wagon carrying Butterfield was thrown 200 feet down the street, Zaca said.


A suspected 21-year-old drunk driver was charged with two counts of capital murder in Texas after driving through a crowd, killing two and injuring at least 23 at Austin's SXSW Festival in March 2014.

Year 2016

July 14, 2016 84 killed 303 injured suspect killed by police
2016 Nice truck rampage attack On the evening of , 84 people were killed and 303 injured when a 19-tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. The driver was Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a lapsed but recently observant muslim Tunisian resident of France. The attack ended following an exchange of gunfire during which police surrounded the truck and shot the driver, killing him.  Agence France-Presse described the incident as the third major Islamist terrorist attack in France since the beginning of 2015.

1 killed 1 suspect not charged June 2, 2016  Kenan Ferebee, 23, was pushing his seven-month old baby Micah in a stroller, when a blue SUV just driven off a used car lot by Muhuba A. Mohamed veered off the road and accidentally hit them both and then crashed into a home without braking and no apparent cause. Driver was illegally driving alone with a learning permit that required she drive with a licensed driver

1 critical injury, 1 arrested May 24, 2016 Man arrested suspected drunk criminal vehicular operation runs over boy in wagon Byron MN Olmsted County Sheriff's Department says the driver of the car, a nearly elderly 69-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of criminal vehicular operation after he hit a boy 5 year old Lucas Wharton was riding in a wagon near the side of the road and showed signs of intoxication.

Year 2015

December 6, 2015 crash June 6, 2016 news DA Ken Thompson Still Hasn’t Charged Driver for December Avoid Bus Sidewalk Killing  by Brad Aaron The allegedly unlicensed driver who killed Victoria Nicodemus on the sidewalk faces a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail and a $500 fine. Her family says Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson seems OK with that.  Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson charged the driver who killed Victoria Nicodemus on a Fort Greene sidewalk with unlicensed driving, but did not file charges for taking the victim’s life. Six months after the crash, Nicodemus’s family says the DA is dragging his feet on the case. Marlon Sewell hit Nicodemus, her boyfriend, and another person with a Chevrolet SUV on the afternoon of December 6, 2015, as the victims walked in front of 694 Fulton Street, near South Portland Avenue. Police told WPIX Sewell was “zooming” down the street. An NYPD statement said Sewell swerved onto the sidewalk to avoid hitting a second vehicle, which witnesses said was a bus.  “The bus stop was right there. He didn’t realize it was stopping,” a witness told the Daily News. “The driver went up on the curb trying to avoid it. He was going pretty fast.”.. charges against Sewell are aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, an unclassified misdemeanor, and operating a motor vehicle while unlicensed, a traffic infraction. For crashing on a sidewalk reportedly at a high rate of speed, killing one person and injuring two others, allegedly while driving without a valid license, Sewell faces a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail and a $500 fine. That’s the same penalty an unlicensed driver would face for making a turn without signaling. (was avoiding bus just cover story to drive on sidewalk?)
SUV Driver Who Killed Woman On Fort Greene Sidewalk Blames CO Leak Gets To ...
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Jan 11, 2016 - Authorities are currently investigating Sewell's claim that he was lightheaded at the time of the crash because of a carbon monoxide leak inside ...Driver Who Killed Victoria Nicodemus Knew His Car Made Him Lightheaded: DA.. https://www.dnainfo.com knew his car was leaking noxious fumes that made him lightheaded behind the wheel, but kept driving it anyway,  he clearly knew about the issue because he told police officers at the 88th Precinct that he was feeling lightheaded at the time of the crash due to a carbon monoxide leak.  “The car was leaking noxious fumes that entered the interior cabin,” Assistant District Attorney David Pan told Judge Elizabeth Foley Thursday. “The defendant admitted he knew about this condition.” Sewell’s license had been suspended at the time of the crash for failing to pay child support, but it was reinstated shortly after the crash. A judge had refused to suspend Sewell’s license in January, saying she had no grounds to do so because prosecutors hadn't charged him with reckless driving. hardworking, church-going man who has made every one of his court appearances since the crash, arguing that he didn’t pose a flight risk charges of criminally negligent homicide, second-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, failure to yield right-of-way, driving on sidewalks, and four counts of third-degree assault.  swerved right to avoid another car in front of him and then swerved again to avoid a bus, He drove up onto the sidewalk  e defendant, through his reckless actions, drove his car onto the sidewalk striking them all and killing Ms. Nicodemus,
Driver Who Fatally Struck Victoria Nicodemus Indicted for ... - DNAinfo
https://www.dnainfo.com/.../driver-who-fatally-struck-victoria-nicodemus-indicted-for-...Jun 27, 2016 - A grand jury voted to charge Marlon Sewell, 39, with second-degree manslaughter in the crash that killed Victoria Nicodemus, prosecutors ...
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https://www.nytimes.com/.../woman-is-fatally-struck-after-suv-swerves-onto-a-brooklyn...Dec 7, 2015 - Victoria Nicodemus, 30, was fatally struck after an S.U.V. jumped a curb in ... Ms. Nicodemus' death provoked calls for renewed vigilance on ...
Unlicensed driver who hit and killed Victoria Nicodemus indicted on ...
www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Unlicensed-driver-hit-killed-art-curator-New-York-indicted-sec...Jun 28, 2016 - Marlon Sewell, 39, a Brooklyn man who hit and killed Victoria Nicodemus, 31, in Brooklyn's Fort Greene area in December has been indicted in ...
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Dec 7, 2015 - Woman killed, four injured when SUV plows into pedestrians on ... Victoria Nicodemuswas killed after the SUV jumped a curb in Brooklyn.


December 20, 2015 1 killed 30 injured 1 arrested. No motive Lakeisha Holloway Accused in Las Vegas Baby On Board Terrorist Style Vehicle Rampage A 24-year-old Oregon woman had her 3-year-old daughter in the car when she allegedly intentionally drove her 1996 Oldsmobile onto a sidewalk and into dozens of pedestrians Sunday night on the Las Vegas strip, as she would drive back on the curve to hit more people. One person was killed. After the attack, she drove to a casino, left her toddler in the car, and told a valet parker she had run over some people and requested that he call 911.  Deputy Chief Zimmerman announced "This was not an act of terrorism. Initial investigation appears this was intentional" but others said that terror could not be completely ruled out either.  It is said that she was stressed out by being homeless and living in her car and hassled by people who would let her park. She may have had some conflict with the father of her child, and that she wanted others to feel the hurt in her life. One of her cousins, LaShay Hardaway, said she was a successful, overachiever and this wasn’t something she would ever do. Holloway reportedly told police “I am hurting, and I want others to feel pain!” and she gave a motive to authorities which they were not "comfortable" releasing but it did not indicate any connection to terrorism. (Possible terrorist attack deleted from Wikipedia as not notable)

October 24, 2015 4 killed 46 injured 2015 Oklahoma State University homecoming parade crash The 2015 Oklahoma State University homecoming parade crash was a vehicle collision that , in Stillwater, Oklahoma, when a driver drove into a crowd watching the homecoming parade for Oklahoma State University–Stillwater on the university's campus.[2] Four people were killed in the crash, and 46 others were reported injured.  she did not have enough alcohol to be charged with driving under influence but was accused of deliberately causing the crash and injuries.
July 11, 2015 2 killed, 1 arrested Antoine Watkins charged in death of baby in stoller in Chicago  1 yr old baby Dillan Harris was fatally run down and dragged in a baby stroller by a vehicle fleeing police  when he "accidentally lost control" and jumped the curb after the shooting death of Chicago rapper Marvin "Capo" Carr.

Year 2014

Dec 09, 2014  (Ruled accident) Crazy Driving Mustang Slams Into Pedestrians, Forever 21 Store in New York City  abcnews.go.com · Car Slams Into Pedestrians, Forever 21 car jumped a curb and slammed into a group of people in New York City on Wednesday, smashing into a Forever 21 store and leaving five pedestrians injured. The accident happened after 10 p.m. along West 34th Street near 6th Avenue,  Car Jumps Midtown Curb, Hits Pedestrians And ...... Hits Pedestrians And Crashes Into Forever 21. ... A driver jumped a curb and slammed the car into .... One person was pinned against the building; a total of six people were injured, according to the FDNY. The crash occurred just before 10 p.m.  One witness told CBS2’s Aiello that one of the injured victims was pinned between the car and the window of the store. The witness said a woman at the wheel suddenly started driving crazily, and the sight created havoc.

10 November 2014, Security bollards are credited with preventing ramming in the 2014 Alon Shvut stabbing attack, leading the terrorist to abandon his car and attack pedestrians waiting at a bus stop with a knife, instead of running them over. Palestinian Maher al-Hashlamun first attempted to run his vehicle into a crowd waiting at the bus/hitch-hiking station at the entrance to the Israeli settlement of Alon Shvut, in the Gush Etzion section of the occupied West Bank, then, when the car was stopped by a bollard, got out and attacked with a knife, killing a young woman and wounding two others. 

November 2014 Jerusalem vehicular attack On 5 November 2014, in a terrorist ramming attack, a Hamas operative[1] deliberately drove a van at high speed into a crowd of people waiting at the Shimon HaTzadik light rail station in the Arzei HaBira neighborhood of Jerusalem.

(Terrorist) 2014 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Islamist terrorist ramming attack on soldiers The 2014 Saint Jean sur Richelieu ramming attack was a terror car ramming that occurred in Quebec on October 20, 2014. Two Canadian Forces members were hit by a lone wolf terrorist, Martin Couture-Rouleau.Warrant officer Patrice Vincent died from injuries, while another soldier was injured, but survived. The RCMP and the Government of Canada has characterized the homicide as a terrorist act by an ISIL-inspired terrorist.[1]

1 hurt, building damage, car destroyed August 9, 2014 Mini Cooper Crashes Into UK Hopwood Hall College In Manchester England, a mini cooper nearly hit two pedestrians as it went out of control, smashed through the median and barriers and into a building at Hopwood Hall College at Manchester Road at the intersection of Drake. The driver, a 21-year-old man, suffered head injuries and was taken to Salford Royal Infirmary for treatment. dailymail

1 killed 0 bystanders August 11, 2014 Motorhome Careens Down Steps at U Washington Tacoma Campus In Tacoma, Washington the 65-year-old driver was killed when she sped down 19th street shouted for help then drove into and over the staircase that runs down the hill through the heart of the University of Washington Tacoma campus. Investigators believe the vehicle experienced a mechanical problem as there were no indications the driver could stop it, she said. No pedestrians were hit in the crash. The driver picked up enough speed picked up speed, 60 or 70 mph to demolish the protective concrete barrier and a large planter designed to protect against amok vehicles. newstribune

2 injured July 31, 2014 Car Crashes Through Barriers Into Ohio Sporting Goods Store "A Sandusky Charles Hacker, 78 and his wife plowed his Cadillac through the front of Dick’‍s Sporting Goods in Erie County’‍s Perkins Township after suffering a medical condition, narrowly missing employees and shoppers before hitting the back wall" They crashed into a concrete bollard barrier in front of the store, uprooting it and taking it with the car through the front glass doors and displays, through the shoe department, and into a wall that separates the store from a storage area before crashing into the back wall of the building.(making a bullseye through the front door is a strong indicator somebody was aiming carefully, not out of control) two employees and a man shopping for shoes with his young son had to jump out of the way. Mr. Hacker told authorities he did not remember the crash. toledoblade [2] [3]

1 injured as vehicle hits pedestrian at sports event July 16, 2014 Stolen golf buggy crashes through barriers at UK Open Championship (shafqana, sky news, telegraph) At Hoylake at Merseyside in the UK, a man was arrested arrested on suspicion of assault after driving a golf buggy crashes through barriers at speed before coming to rest on a grass bank at the golfing Open Championship and hitting a security guard before it crashed into a barrier.

May 2014 Ürümqi Uyghur terrorist  attack On the morning of 22 May 2014, two sport utility vehicles (SUVs) carrying five assailants were driven into a busy street market in Ürümqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Up to a dozen explosives were thrown at shoppers from the windows of the SUVs. The SUVs crashed into shoppers then collided with each other and exploded. 43 people were killed, including 4 of the assailants, and more than 90 wounded,[1] making this the deadliest attack of theXinjiang conflict.

Year 2013 

5 dead 38 injured Monday October 28, 2013 Jeep Plows Through Sidewalk At Tiananmen Square in China At about noon in Beijing's Tinanmen Square, a jeep squeezed by the only opening in a barrier, entered a sidewalk and drove nearly 500 yards driving over tourists and police, until it hit a column near the portrait of Mao Tse-tung and caught fire. The driver and two passengers were killed. Casualties were later revised to five dead and 38 injured.

August 3, 2013 Venice Beach Driving Rampage Los Angeles California. 38 yr old Nathan Campbell deliberately drove a car through a crowd at the Venice Beach boardwalk, injuring 16 and killing Italian newlywed Alice Gruppioni on her honeymoon. Police are searching for a motive since terrorism was quickly ruled out. Campbell was arrested two hours later after turning himself in. He was charged with murder, 16 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 17 counts of hit-and-run. He was a transient living in a late model Dodge Avenger who had served time for shoplifting in Colorado. The public defender called it "horrendous accident", not a "rampage", and Campbell pleaded not guilty, saying he was struggling to get the car shifted out of park when it went out of control and somehow slipped through the only gap in row of anti-car barriers. Video showed the car hit crowds, then accidentally back up and then make another pass at the throng.

Suicide Jeep Attack Kills 5 At Tiananmen Square in China Oct 28, 2013 - 5 dead 38 injured Jeep driven by Uyghur terrorists flying jihad flags Plows Through Sidewalk At Tiananmen Square in China At about noon in Beijing's ...

Year 2008

2008 Jerusalem vehicular attack 22 September 2008, a Palestinian drove a BMW saloon car into a group of off-duty soldiers in a terrorist ramming attack in Jerusalem, Israel, injuring 19. According to Stratfor Global Intelligence analysts, this attack represents a new militant tactic which is less lethal but could prove more difficult to prevent than suicide bombings.[1]
Sunday, June 8, 2008 The Akihabara truck massacre  mass murder that took place on , in the Akihabara shopping quarter for electronicsvideo gamesmanga and anime in Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. At 12:33. JST, a man drove into a crowd with a truck, eventually killing three people and injuring two; he then stabbed at least 12 people using a dagger (initially reported as a survival knife[1]), killing four people and injuring eight.[2][3][4][5]  Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department arrested Tomohiro Katō (加藤 智大 Katō Tomohiro?), 25, on suspicion of attempted murder.[4][5] The suspect, dressed then in a black T-shirt with a jacket and off-white trousers,[6] was a resident of Susono, Shizuoka.[4][7] He was held at the Manseibashi Police Station.[8] Two days later on June 10, he was sent to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office.[4][7] He was later re-arrested by the police on June 20 on suspicion of murder.[5][9][10] Katō was sentenced to death by the Tokyo District Court in 2011, and the sentence was upheld on appeal in 2015.[11]

Year 2007

30 June 2007 2007 Glasgow International Airport attack was a terrorist ramming attack which occurred on , at 15:11BST, when a dark green Jeep Cherokee loaded with propane canisters was driven into the glass doors of the Glasgow International Airport terminal and set ablaze.[3] It was the first terrorist attack to take place in Scotland since the Lockerbie bombing in 1988.[4] The attack occurred three days after the appointment of Scottish MP Gordon Brown as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, but Downing Street dismissed suggestions of a connection,[5] although a close link was quickly established to the 2007 London car bombs the previous day.

Year 2006

2006 UNC Iranian Muslim Terrorist Revenge SUV attack In March 2006, Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, an Iranian-American, intentionally, as he confessed, hit people with a sport utility vehicle on the campus of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill to "avenge the deaths of Muslimsworldwide" and to "punish" the United States government. While no one was killed in the terror ramming attack, nine people were injured  he turned himself in and was arrested. He pleaded guilty to nine counts of attempted first-degree murder, and in 2008 was sentenced to 33 years in prison, on two counts of attempted murder.[2] In one letter, Taheri-azar wrote, "I was aiming to follow in the footsteps of one of my role models, Mohamed Atta, one of the9/11 hijackers,  He told investigators he wanted to "avenge the deaths or murders of Muslims around the world."[4]

Year 2003 

(Ruled accident, not terrorism)  George Russell Weller 2003 Santa Monica Farmer's Market Rampage 73 victims, 10 dead 63 injured  July 16, 2003 Santa Monica Farmer's Market Massacre / Rampage left 10 dead and 63 hurt, after then 86-year-old George Ressell Weller's car either accidentally or intentionally roared through the market on the afternoon. The biweekly farmers' market was closed off, but he hit a car, then accelerated around a road closure sign, crashed through wooden sawhorses, and plowed through the busy marketplace crowd. He was found guilty of ten counts of vehicular manslaughter, the sentencing judge noted that Weller “showed enormous indifference” and “unbelievable callousness.” A jewish observer said it mirrored a terrorist attack in Israel. The judge sentenced Weller to five years' felony probation, saying that Weller deserved to go to prison, but at nearly 90 years of age and suffering from heart disease, he would simply be a burden to taxpayers. He was also ordered to pay about $107,100 in fines and restitution  Two of the victims were Jewish Iranians including a  grandson Brandon Esfahani Davidi in a stroller. Santa Monica is a center for Jews with seven Jewish congregations, four of them Orthodox.

Year 2001 

2001 Isla Vista killings February 23, 2001, a vehicular homicide and assault occurred in the student community of Isla Vista, California, near the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) campus. Four people were killed and a fifth suffered critical injuries. The driver, David Attias, was ruled legally insane and sentenced to 60 years at a mental institution. In September 2012 the court approved Attias' conditional release into a monitored program.

Year 1995

Man Killed After Rampage in Stolen Tank May 18, 1995|SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and JACK CHEEVERS | Los Angeles TIMES STAFF WRITERS Email SAN DIEGO — A man driving a stolen Army tank went on a wild ride Wednesday evening in San Diego, bowling over power poles and fire hydrants and flattening at least 40 cars before he crashed into a highway divider and was fatally shot by police.  Police in squad cars and a helicopter helplessly chased the M-60 tank for nearly half an hour until the 53-ton vehicle ran astride a concrete divider along California 163 and marooned itself. Police wrenched open the tank's hatch and shot the unidentified driver after a brief struggle, authorities said. Shawn Nelson - Wikipedia, American best known for going on a tank rampage in San Diego, California;