A vehicle that malfunctioned on a North Carolina parade route hit a young woman in a bizarre accident… only to be halted in its tracks by a group of gallant men.
This occurred Saturday morning near downtown Raleigh, where the annual Christmas parade took place. Around 10:25 a.m. ET, a raised pickup truck towing one of the floats, failed to slow down while it was trailing a teenage dance group.
The driver was reportedly blaring his horn and yelling at people to move out of the way because he had lost control of the vehicle and was unable to stop. It appears that the brakes have failed.
Videos of the truck wading through the water are terrifying, as no one seems to know what’s going on or whether or not it’s part of the procession. It most emphatically wasn’t… as the vehicle continued on, picking up speed. Some of the dancers were said to be as young as five years old.
According to reports, the truck began to descend shortly after the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Boylan Avenue, and when the crowd understood what was happening, cops and other people rushed in front of the vehicle and pushed it back.
Six men, including two cops, came to a halt in front of the truck, allowing the driver to disembark. However, some harm had already been done: at least one female from the dance ensemble was injured and hospitalized. Her injuries are not known to be severe.