'Why did this happen?' Montreal man reeling after deadly Las Vegas crash

A Canadian man who was at the scene when a woman rammed her car into pedestrians in Las Vegas on Sunday says the driver will never be able to fully understand the pain she's caused.

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Anthony Hamel was visiting the city for his 21st birthday when the deadly crash occurred.

Local police say one person was killed and 26 others were sent to the hospital after a woman drove her car onto the sidewalk in front of the Paris and Planet Hollywood casino-hotels.

Police allege the driver intentionally ploughed into the pedestrians.

"Why? Why us? And why did this happen?" Hamel asked reporters after the incident. "What really happened? Why did this girl run over the sidewalk and injure a lot of people?"

Hamel was one of a number of Canadians affected by the crash.

According to reports, the Montreal man was injured but later released from hospital. Media also reported that members of Hamel's family may have been injured in the crash as well.

According to The Canadian Press, a hospital spokeswoman said two Canadians were also among five people left in either critical or serious condition.

"There are people down there who really had big problems," Hamel said.

Police allege the driver, who is in her 20s, repeatedly drove "up and off these streets," striking pedestrians.

A three-year-old child, who was also in the car, was unhurt.

Hamel says the crash has left him shaken.

"She won't be able to feel the pain that she gave to a lot of people," he said. "You can't really know all the consequences this has until you live it."

Police say Lakeisha Holloway, the suspected driver, is now in custody.



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