July 5, 2010

Parade Goers Trampled, Tragedy

Fourth of July celebrations suddenly turned into tragedy in one small town yesterday, as two horses pullling a wagon started running out of control and wound up trampling dozens of spectators and killing one.

A 60 year old woman died after the incident, and at least 23 other people were injured. The tragic accident happened in the small town of Bellevue, Iowa, where they were holding their annual July 4th parade.

According to one mother who was there with her kids, "I could see it was two horses, They were running at full speed and they were harnessed together and I knew we were going to most certainly get hit, and as soon as it happened, everybody was crying and screaming."

Parade Goers Trampled

Two runaway horses pulling a wagon trampled spectators at a small-town Fourth of July parade, killing a 60-year-old woman and injuring at least 23 other people. Four of the injured, including two children, were in critical condition. Among those injured were youngsters who had stooped in the street to pick up candy that had been tossed to them. Sandie Crilly, 46, was collecting Tootsie Rolls from the street with her 8-year-old son, 12-year-old niece and 2-year-old granddaughter when the horses ran toward them.

Parade Goers Trampled

Posted at July 5, 2010 2:15 PM