Multiple people run over by truck during Florida pride parade

  • Multiple people run over by truck during Florida pride parade

Multiple people run over by truck during Florida pride parade

One man was killed and another injured when a pickup truck plowed into them at the start of the Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival on Saturday night in Wilton Manors, police said.

"A tragic incident occurred at today's Stonewall event". Video shows that he had been taken into custody.

Chris Caputo, city commissioner for Wilton Manors, the location of the parade, tweeted, "It seems increasingly probable it was an accident".

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said the "tragedy took place within feet" of him and his fellow Broward Sheriff's Office deputies. The truck hit a nearby gate and came to a stop.

Some witnesses said the crash appeared to be an intentional act, but Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Ali Adamson told reporters that authorities were investigating all possibilities. "Nothing is out of the question right now, we have to look at all angles and that's what we are doing".

Adamson said authorities are speaking with the driver, but she did not say whether he had been charged.

The collision happened during the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade.

The vehicle also narrowly missed hitting a convertible that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, according to WPLG.

"I am deeply shaken and devastated that a life was lost and others seriously injured at tonight's @WiltonManorsCty Stonewall #Pride Parade".

"This white pickup up truck dashed right through the crowd, barely missing Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz's auto by inches, and just dashed, cut through, smashed through a gate, smashed into a landscaping company, and he hit two people", Trantolis said. "My staff, volunteers and I are thankfully safe".

"This apparent attack follows reports of anti-LGBTQ incidents in Florida and harmful legislation passed against trans kids", the organization said.

Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat who has been serving in Congress since 2005, later issued a series of statements on Twitter.

The parade was scheduled to start at 7 p.m., but the incident took place just beforehand. "Out of respect for everyone involved, the parade has been canceled and a thorough investigation is being conducted".