One Dead After Driver Plows Into Florida Pride Parade

One Dead After Driver Plows Into Florida Pride Parade”

"One person has died and the other remains hospitalised", Broward Sheriff's Office said on Twitter.

Chris Caputo, a city commissioner in Wilton Manors, tweeted late Saturday that it was 'increasingly probable it was an accident'.

Trantalis said the driver attempted to flee but was quickly apprehended by police officers who took him into custody. Trantalis, who witnessed the incident, described it as a terrorist attack on the LGBTQ+ community, according to WSVN-TV. Police detective Ali Adamson said officials were evaluating all possibilities.

In the immediate aftermath of the crash, Trantalis said he believed the crash was "deliberate". The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported at least one other person was injured, but expected to survive.

'All of a sudden there was a loud revving of a truck and a crash through a fence, ' the spectator told the paper.

The Stonewall Pride Paradehad just begun when the incident happened.

"It was definitely an intentional act right across the lanes of traffic".

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Meanwhile, Democratic U.S. Rep. "I'm proud of all the BSO and local first responders who leaped into action, running into the unknown and instantly provided care for the victims". My staff, volunteers and I are thankfully safe'.

Justin Knight, the chorus' president, said through a spokesman that chorus members were the ones injured and that the driver was "part of the Chorus family".

She added: "I am so heartbroken by what took place at this celebration". May the memory of the life lost be for a blessing'.

"I can't give you any names [of the driver or victims] because we are still conducting our investigation", Adamson said, adding that "we owe it to the community and to all members and participants of this event to conduct a thorough and complete investigation".

The Wilton Manors Police Department tweeted that the Pride parade was canceled due to the "tragic event", although it reiterated that there was no danger to the public at this time.

In a statement released last night, Wasserman Schultz said she was safe but "deeply shaken and devastated that a life was lost".

June is Pride Month, commemorating the June 1969 police raid targeting gay patrons at the Stonewall Inn in NY that led to an uprising of LGBTQ Americans and served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement.

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