Dozens hit by car outside US beauty pageant

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An undetermined number of people were injured outside a beauty pageant in Las Vegas on Sunday evening (local time) after a driver ploughed into pedestrians.

It is being reported a woman who had a small child with her drove away before turning herself into security, according to NBC News.

She is believed to have turned herself in at the Tuscany Suites & Casino and underwent a field sobriety test.

Police described the event as a "major incident", and South Las Vegas Blvd, a stretch home to Las Vegas hotels and Planet Hollywood, was closed in both directions.

KSNV reports the driver is in custody and police are investigating if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. They also report more than 30 people were taken to hospitals.

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