A driver smashed into a crowd of spectators Saturday during the Oklahoma State homecoming parade, killing four people, including a toddler, and injuring almost four dozen others, according to reports.
Police confirmed that the woman’s sedan struck an unoccupied motorcycle of an officer, who was working security at the parade, then continued into the crowd. The 25-year-old female driver was taken into custody on a charge of driving under the influence. Police are awaiting the results of blood tests to determine whether she was impaired by drugs or alcohol.
A 2-year-old boy was the latest to die from injuries caused by the morning crash.
On Sunday it was confirmed that a 23-year-old woman,a 65-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man were killed in the crash.
Reports indicate that 47 other people were injured in the collision, including five who remained in critical condition early Sunday.
Oklahoma State president Burns Hargis said there had been discussion about canceling the homecoming game Saturday afternoon against Kansas, but it was played as scheduled. The flag at Boone Pickens Stadium was lowered to half-staff, the victims were remembered with a moment of silence before kickoff, and most of the OSU players knelt on the sideline in prayer.
When a parade or parade float accidents occurs, it is usually due to negligence on the part of one of the drivers involved. When an accident of any kind happens due to another party’s negligence, including a motor vehicle collision like this one, injury victims and the families of those killed are entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as other damages.
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