I'm sure any decent person in their right mind understands that the road way is for automobiles and the sidewalk is for pedestrians. It's just obvious. However, due to some added stimulus like drugs or alcohol all reason goes out the window.
This is so obvious, but as you're well aware; if it's not in writing than people can act silly and make excuses for reckless behavior. Thus, It is against California law to drive on the sidewalk, which is meant for pedestrians. California Vehicle Code Section 21663 states: "No person shall operate or move a motor vehicle upon a sidewalk except as may be necessary to enter or leave adjacent property." It seems to me that this motorist was driving in a reckless manner with callous disregard for the safety of other motorists and pedestrians on the roadway.
Well a few days ago a pedestrian was involved in an accident... Here is an excerpt from the story...
"A car accident in San Diego resulted in injuries for a 41-year-old woman after she was struck by a driver who officials say was operating in a reckless manner. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the injury car accident happened the afternoon of January 15, 2011 at the intersection of Home and Fairmount avenues. Officials say a Mitsubishi Montero driven by a 26-year-old man went over a sidewalk in order to pass other vehicles and then hit a Ford F-150 pickup truck that was making a right turn. The truck rolled over injuring the woman. An investigation is ongoing."