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At Least Fifty Injured In Virginia Parade Crash

Colin Hale |
May 18, 2013 | 3:07 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Car Crashes into Crowd / Earl Neikirk BHC
Car Crashes into Crowd / Earl Neikirk BHC
Fifty to sixty people were injured in southwestern Virginia when a car hit a group of bystanders during the Trail Days parade on Saturday afternoon.

Injuries from the crash have been described by the Washington County's director of emergency management as ranging from critical to superficial. Three bystanders were airlifted to a nearby hospital, while 12 to 15 were taken by ambulance.

No fatalities have been reported so far, according to The Washington Post.  

The driver of the vehicle is reported to be an elderly man who, according to local reports, might have had a medical condition prior to the crash.

Trail Days is an annual event in the small town of Damascus, Virginia celebrating the Appalachian Trail, drawing an average of 20,000 people each year, according to the event's website.  The crash took place during the Hiker Parade event.

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