A young girl was killed after she was struck by a ‘runaway’ truck at a Christmas parade in Raleigh Saturday morning.
According to reports, the unidentified driver of the truck was towing a float when he lost control and struck the young performer.
No other injuries were reported.
“The driver is facing charges of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, careless and reckless driving, improper equipment, unsafe movement and carrying a firearm in a parade.” WTVD reported.
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Raleigh police confirm the girl accidentally hit by a truck towing a float during the Raleigh Christmas Parade has died.
Police said the accident happened around 10:14 a.m. near the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Boylan Avenue when the driver said he lost control of the truck. He hit the child at a low rate of speed, police said.
Despite life-saving efforts, the child died. No other parade participants were injured.
The driver is facing charges of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, careless and reckless driving, improper equipment, unsafe movement and carrying a firearm in a parade.
People said they heard the driver screaming out of the truck’s window that he had lost control and couldn’t stop the vehicle.
Aerial footage of the driver of the white truck losing control:
Footage from @ABC11_WTVD shows the parade float truck that apparently lost control as it moved through a dance company at the Raleigh Christmas Parade. Bystanders rushing to help.https://t.co/Wdoq8EtJW0 pic.twitter.com/0mmSiExHuj
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