The driver was arrested on suspicion of assault after a car hit three people Saturday morning at the campground occupied by people attending the Sasquatch music festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Grant County.
A compact car drove into three people, two inside their tents, Saturday morning at the campground at Gorge Amphitheatre, site of the Sasquatch festival.
The 19-year-old driver, from Woodland Hills, Calif., has been booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree assault, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said. The office said evidence suggests the man, who also drove into cars, was driving while impaired.
Two of the campers hit by the car were treated at a nearby hospital and released, but a third was transferred to Confluence Health — Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee for treatment. That person had “multiple broken bones and internal injuries,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The cause of the crash was unknown, said Kyle Foreman, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office. He noted that the campground has “ad hoc” pathways for people and vehicles to make their way around.
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The incident took place around 9:30 a.m., before bands began performing.
Foreman said the annual weekend event usually draws around 25,000.
“The campground is a large farmland where people bring tents and vehicles,” said Foreman. “It’s mostly quiet and people behave themselves. It’s only a small percentage that are responsible for incidents.”