Driver Of Vehicle That Plowed Into Parade Likely Had Medical Condition

DAMASCUS, Va. (May 19, 2013)--Authorities believe the driver of a vehicle that plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Virginia mountain town parade suffered from a medical condition and did not cause the crash intentionally.

The director of emergency management for Washington County says authorities do not have a formal confirmation or any specifics on the condition, but based on the accounts of officials and witnesses on the scene, Pokey Harris said they're confident the issue was medical and the crash unintentional.

In what witnesses called a frantic scene, about 50 to 60 people suffered injuries ranging from critical to superficial when the vehicle veered into the parade Saturday in Damascus, Va.

No deaths were reported.

Harris said two people were kept at hospitals overnight, but their injuries were not critical as of Sunday.


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