At least two people
were injured when a driver slammed into them at the start of a Pride
parade in South Florida
WSVN-TV reported that Fort Lauderdale Mayor
Dean Trantalis confirmed the crash
happened Saturday evening during the Stonewall Pride Parade in nearby Wilton Manors.
According to WPLG-TV, the truck's driver was apprehended, but authorities did not immediately provide details about the victims' injuries or say whether the crash was intentional.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was seen in tears in a convertible during the parade, according to photos
and video from the scene. A spokesperson for Wasserman Schultz did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
The parade has been canceled due to a "tragic event," according to Wilton Manors police
. The public is not in danger, according to the department.
The Stonewall Pride Parade has been canceled due to a tragic event, but the festival events will go on as planned. *THERE IS NO RISK TO THE PUBLIC.* https://t.co/als3T0MG4m
— wmpd411 (@WMPD411) June 20, 2021
Photos from the scene of a truck crashing into a crowd at the Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival in Wilton Manors, with Rep. Wasserman Schultz reacting. @SunSentinel pic.twitter.com/UAIaa7yRTe — Chris Day (@cjday1900) June 19, 2021
BREAKING: I just spoke with the mayor of Fort Lauderdale, who told me that one of the people run over in Wilton Manors right before the Pride parade began has died, and that another victim is clinging to life. He witnessed the entire thing and believes it was a deliberate attack
on the LGBTQ
community. pic.twitter.com/xW8H20bkfT — Gina Benitez (@GinaMBenitez) June 20, 2021
Today, a man drove his truck into a Pride parade in Florida, killing at least two people, one of whom was Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was present and reportedly narrowly avoided being hit. https://t.co/wlydI998B8
— Moira Donegan (@MoiraDonegan) June 20, 2021