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    Up to 60 injured after car drives into Va. parade

    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read...SNWU00L4_UNEWS

    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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    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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    Tor:Con Index link below. Will show you the probability of a tornado happening in your area.
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    FEMA's link for Emergency Supplies list below or what you need to survive for three days in case help is not immediately available to you.
    http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list

    You can also purchase a weather radio which will inform you of severe weather even if your electricity goes out. Runs on batteries of course.

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    Maybe elderly people over a certain age shouldn't drive?

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    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.

    http://hosted2.ap.org/txdam/8ef53207...fcb4024e99f5ae

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeekingJana View Post
    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.

    http://hosted2.ap.org/txdam/8ef53207...fcb4024e99f5ae
    I don't think there was a medical emergency. I think he will turn out to have Alzheimer's. In the picture with the ladies injured and he's still sitting in his car with his feet on the pavement, he looks like he's in another world. Probably shouldn't have been driving in the first place.
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    If you want to look for it, the Topix for Damascus, Virginia has some extremely interesting info that I can't post here.
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