Raleigh Christmas Parade crash: Video shows moments before out-of-control truck collided with girl
Joy turned to terror at a Christmas parade in Raleigh, North Carolina, when a pickup truck hit at least one of the parade performers on Saturday morning.
The video shows the horrific moments before a young girl at the CC & Co. dance complex was hit by a white truck towing a parade float. Parade participants scattered when the driver lost control of their vehicle, honking wildly and shouting that the brakes weren’t working.
The parades dispersed as the truck began to pick up speed down the street. A few individuals can be seen running after the vehicle and attempting to stop it.
They initially fail, as the truck rolls forward while towing a float behind.
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Eventually, at least six individuals, including two police officers, managed to stop the truck using physical force.
The accident left at least one injured, a dancer in the parade having been hit by the truck.
The girl was taken to a local hospital and the extent of her injuries remain unknown.
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Raleigh police are currently investigating the accident.
““Today started with such joy. The parade route was filled with smiling children and it made my heart so happy to see him,” Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin said in a statement. “Now we are all devastated by the news of this tragic accident and we pray for the victim and his family. It’s heartbreaking.”