Raleigh Christmas Parade: Person injured when hit by truck


At least one person was injured when a truck hit a pedestrian during a parade in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday morning, according to a Raleigh police dispatcher.

A large crowd of people were watching the Raleigh Christmas Parade near the North Carolina State Capitol when a white truck pulling a float began to drift. Video from CNN affiliate WTVD appeared to show people running to get away. But the truck hit a young girl, seriously injuring her, according to WTVD.

Eyewitness Justin Kase Conder told CNN the elevated van suddenly rolled forward, honked its horn, and “people started screaming.”

Several witnesses said the white truck lost control. And some people said they heard the driver shouting from the window of the truck that he couldn’t stop the vehicle, according to WTVD. Raleigh Police responded to the incident and the two people in the truck were escorted away from the scene and placed in a police vehicle.

The float carried members of the CC & Co. dance troupe. The dance troupe had 200 performers in the parade, some of whom were as young as five years old, according to WTVD.

A police investigation is ongoing and the remainder of the Raleigh Christmas Parade has been canceled due to the incident, according to WTVD.


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