The motorist in a horrible crash Saturday at a Pride parade in Wilton Manors, Florida is connected to a neighborhood gay men’s chorus.
“Our fellow chorus members were those hurt and the driver was also a part of the Chorus household,” said Justin Knight, president of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus,” as shown by a statement obtained by Neighborhood 10 and other outlets.
Record published by the group:”We’re deeply saddened by the tragic death and injuries that occurred as a result of an unfortunate injury at the beginning of the Stonewall Pride Parade. Since the Chorus household mourns together, we thank the public because of their love and understanding.”
— Natasha Chen (@NatashaChenCNN) June 20, 2021
Footage from amid the fatal crash revealed a white truck sporting a rainbow flag and barreling through a plant nursery. 1 man died and another was hospitalized,” said the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Gregory Tony explained the incident occurred”in feet” of his team, but he didn’t elaborate, simply mentioning late Saturday that”police are still gathering information.”
1 man has died and the other remains hospitalized.
This tragedy took place within feet of my BSO team, and we’re devastated having witnessed this horrific incident.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 20, 2021
There were instantly fears that the wreck could have been on goal, amid rising amounts and high-profile episodes of drivers hitting against protesters, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis lately signing a law that removed civil liability for drivers that maintained self explanatory in hitting against protesters.
However, some regional figures suggest Saturday’s event might be an collision. Not an attack, but a tragic mistake. By Wilton Manors City Commissioner Chris Caputo:
It appears increasingly likely that it was an collision. Still filled w sadness.
— Chris Caputo (@chris_caputo) June 19, 2021
In reaction to yesterday’s heartbreaking injury in #WiltonManors at #StonewallPride, our community will come together to get a vigil tonight. This injury has saddened us all. It wasn’t a terrorist attack. pic.twitter.com/5r4dXyFspz
The motorist and sufferers have never been recognized. Investigators have not suggested a potential explanation.
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