A monster truck outfitted with tractor-sized wheels crashed into a crowd during a show in St. Lucie County, reportedly killing three people and injuring at least a dozen.
Video footage of the incident shows the truck veering off course after driving over the top of a row of cars, then knocking down a guardrail and driving into a group of onlookers.
The mayor of the of St. Lucie County said at a news conference that one child and two adults were killed in the incident, and 15 others were injured, according to Florida Highway Patrol Officials.
Ambulances and emergency services were quickly on the scene, including a helicopter.
One of the show’s organizers, told FHP that the city had granted a permit for the event, which is held annually in the town’s center. He said safety fences kept onlookers at a sufficient distance from the show. He speculated that either the truck’s gas pedal got stuck or its brakes failed.
In footage of the incident posted to social media, the truck revs its engine after rolling over the row of cars, and then begins to turn. As it becomes clear the truck is on a collision course with the guardrail, around 30 people in the truck’s path fall back or jump away. The truck then comes to a stop, with many onlookers screaming and panicking.
FHP said the truck’s driver is being questioned by police
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving two vehicles, which ultimately, resulted in the death of three people. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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