Raleigh Christmas Parade Accident Driver – Details Of Incident

Raleigh Christmas parade accident driver

Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, identified the 20-year-old driver who, according to witnesses, lost control of a vehicle and fatally struck a young girl during Saturday morning’s Christmas parade. In the procession, the truck pulled a float manned by CC & Co. Dance Complex members.

It determined that Landen Christopher Glass was the driver. He was detained on charges of negligent homicide, reckless driving, improper equipment, unsafe movement, and parade firearm possession. Here are all the details you need to know about.

Details Of Incident

The driver reported losing control of the vehicle around 10:14 a.m. near the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Boylan Avenue, according to the police. According to authorities, he was moving slowly when he struck the kid.

All attempts to save the youngster were in vain. No one else in the march was hurt. Witnesses reported hearing the driver of the truck shout that he had lost control and couldn’t stop the vehicle out the open window.

“The females continued to dance until the truck drove through them, at which point they hurriedly separated. In addition to this crew, there were more dancers present. We were all wondering if it belonged to the procession. WRAL-TV heard from a female witness to the crash who said the following.

Witnesses said that just before the incident, Glass yelled that he had lost control of the pickup truck.

According to another witness, she was lying on the ground with a blanket over her. Others at the scene of the collision said they heard the sound of screeching tires, screams, and the vehicle’s horn.

We started dancing in the procession, and then all of a sudden, we just heard a bunch of honking,” 14-year-old Olivia Bruce said to the News & Observer. When they turned around, they noticed the vehicle was almost behind them, so they fled.

WRAL-TV reported seeing dancer girls crying and being comforted by loved ones.

Christy Curtis, the proprietor of the CC & Co. Dance Complex, exclaimed, “We are crushed.” “We are a tight-knit dance community, and today has torn our hearts. We have cooperated fully with the authorities as they investigate the situation.”

According to authorities, the motorist was cooperative during an interview with officers. Careless and reckless driving, unsuitable equipment, unsafe movement, and carrying a firearm in a parade are all misdemeanors that the driver faces, according to the police.

“Our prayers are with the victim’s loved ones and the witnesses to this terrible event. Because they are going through such a terrible period, the victim’s family has pleaded for privacy, a police statement said. “As the inquiry progresses, it will reveal more details.”

Nearly a year ago, a man drove an SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing six and wounding hundreds more. On Wednesday, the man was given a life sentence.

On Saturday, lawmakers and local groups rallied online to support the victims. U.S. Rep. Deborah Ross, D-North Carolina, tweeted, “Praying for those who were hurt at the Raleigh Christmas parade this morning.”

Prayers for the dancer, family, and the CC & Co. dance community have been sent from the Holly Springs High School Dance Program in North Carolina. Early on Saturday morning, CC & Co. Dance Complex posted photos from the parade preparations to social media with the caption, “very happy.”

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