Thursday, August 09, 2007

Monster truck crashes into crowd, hurts nine people.

A monster truck performing stunts in front of an auto parts store veered into a crowd of about 100 spectators Thursday, injuring at least nine people before breaking through a wooden fence and stopping on nearby railroad tracks, officials said. Three adults and six children were taken to the hospital.

Two of them, a mother and her 4-year-old daughter, were in serious condition and were transported to trauma hospitals. The demonstration, part of a monster truck tour sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, featured the truck driving over four cars, crushing them.

"After its third or fourth attempt of rolling over the cars, and getting back down to the street, it appeared to have lost control and at that point careened off to the left into part of the crowd that was watching the event," said City Manager Mark Biernacki. » Full article here

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