[at-l] Vehicle hits pedestrians at Trail Days Festival

Dave Hicks carla_dave_hicks at verizon.net
Sat May 18 17:23:39 CDT 2013


50 to 60 people injured as car strikes Va. parade

DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — An emergency official says about 50 to 60 people were
injured after car drove into a group of hikers at a parade in a small
Virginia town.

Washington County director of emergency management Pokey Harris said
Saturday that no fatalities have been reported.

The injuries ranged from critical to superficial. Three of the victims were
flown by helicopter to regional hospitals. Another 12 to 15 were taken by
ambulance. The rest were treated at the scene in Damascus, about a half-hour
east of Bristol.



18 May 2013 Last updated at 18:13 ET

Car hits crowd at Virginia parade, 60 injured

Up to 60 people were hurt when a car hit a crowd during a parade in the US 
state of Virginia, officials say.

They say more than 10 people have been taken to hospital in a serious 
condition from the small town of Damascus.

The crash happened at about 14:30 local time (18:30 GMT) during an annual 
festival celebrating the Appalachian Trail.

US media reports suggest the driver may have had a medical condition.

The car appeared to come from a side street, hitting the crowds, according 
to the Associated Press news agency.



Dispatcher: 50 injured after car plows into parade-goers in Virginia

By CNN Staff
updated 5:17 PM EDT, Sat May 18, 2013

(CNN) -- As many as 50 people were injured Saturday afternoon after a car 
plowed into parade-goers in Damascus, Virginia, a police dispatcher told 

Of those injured, there were at lease five or six "trauma victims," the 
dispatcher said.

The accident occurred during a parade at the annual Trail Days festival in 
the town near the Virginia-Tennessee border.


BBC, Russia Today, Deutsche Welle, etc all carrying the story

From: Dave Hicks
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2013 4:17 PM
To: AT-L
Subject: [at-l] Vehicle hits pedestrians at Trail Days Festival


UPDATE: Vehicle hits pedestrians at Trail Days Festival in Washington County


Numerous pedestrians were stuck by a vehicle in Damascus, Virginia at the
annual Trails Days Festival. That's about 2 hours south of Roanoke, near

At least four medical helicopters and almost a dozen ambulances are

We'll bring you the latest as it comes into the WDBJ7 newsroom.


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