05-18-2013, 08:03 PM #1
Up to 60 injured after car drives into Va. parade
DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — About 50 to 60 people were injured Saturday when a driver described by witnesses as an elderly man drove his car into a group of hikers marching in a parade in a small Virginia mountain town.
It happened around 2:10 p.m. during the Hikers Parade at the Trail Days festival, an annual celebration of the Appalachian Trail in Damascus, near the Tennessee state line about a half-hour drive east of Bristol.
Washington County director of emergency management Pokey Harris said no fatalities had been reported.
The injuries ranged from critical to superficial, he said. Three of the victims were flown by helicopters to regional hospitals. Another 12 to 15 were taken by ambulance. The rest were treated at the scene.............
Nunley said the man's 1997 Cadillac was one of the last vehicles in the parade and the driver might have suffered an unspecified medical problem when his car accelerated to about 25 mph and struck the crowd on a two-lane bridge along the town's main road. The driver was among those taken to hospitals.
"It is under investigation and charges may be placed," Nunley said.
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05-18-2013, 09:15 PM #2Registered User
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Hopefully none have died or are terribly injured. Unreal one car can take out 50-60 people going 25 miles an hour. Must have been a very tight spot.-
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05-18-2013, 10:21 PM #3Former Member
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Maybe elderly people over a certain age shouldn't drive?
05-19-2013, 05:08 AM #4
Eyewitnss says driver had blank stare- prob. medical emergency in progress
Driver believed to have had a medically emergency occur during parade, according to a man who was thrown onto the car's hood and looked into the driver's blank face.
05-19-2013, 03:29 PM #5All posts from me are MY OPINION ONLY
05-20-2013, 10:35 PM #6
If you want to look for it, the Topix for Damascus, Virginia has some extremely interesting info that I can't post here.All posts from me are MY OPINION ONLY
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