Girl killed after being hit by truck pulling float during holiday parade in North Carolina

A younger lady was killed after being hit by a truck pulling a float in a holiday parade in North Carolina, police stated. The driver of the truck has been charged with misdemeanor loss of life by motorized vehicle, careless and reckless, improper gear, unsafe motion and carrying a firearm in a parade, police stated.

According to the Raleigh Police Department, the incident occurred round 10:14 a.m. native time, when the driving force of the truck lost management and hit the kid, who had been collaborating in the parade, “at a low rate of speed.” 

“The child was seriously injured. Despite life-saving efforts by medical personnel, the child died as a result of her injuries,” police stated. 

Neither the kid who was killed nor the driving force have been publicly recognized.

According to CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN-TV, members from the CC & Co. Dance Complex, a dance faculty positioned in Raleigh, stated their parade float was proper in entrance of the crash. One of the dance faculty’s members instructed the outlet that the lady who was hit was a fellow dance member.

“We are still in shock as we write these words to you. This morning’s events have devastated us. We also know many of our young ones witnessed this tragedy, and that is hard to fathom as well,” the dance advanced stated in a press release posted to Facebook. 

“We never expected to experience a day like today, and the only thing getting us through is the tremendous love and support we’ve seen expressed among our CC & Co. Dance family,” it added.

“Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of the young girl who lost her life today at the Raleigh Christmas Parade,” Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin tweeted. “Our prayers are with her family, friends and the dancers from CC & Co. The community is here for you as we try to understand and process this shared tragedy.”

Three individuals had been in the truck on the time, and it was additionally towing a float with “numerous participants” police stated. Nobody else was injured during the incident, police stated.

Personnel rush to the place an individual was injured during the Raleigh Christmas Parade on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Witnesses say individuals attending the Raleigh Christmas Parade heard the truck’s driver screaming that he had lost management of the automobile and couldn’t cease it earlier than the crash.( (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer by way of AP)

Ethan Hyman / AP

“Our hearts go out to the family of the victim and those who witnessed this tragic incident,” police stated.

The parade was halted and finally canceled following the crash.

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