Car in parade kills four.

Mother Shucker

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Oct 13, 2004
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Unlucky lottery or sucks to be you?

Ha ha, it's only funny cause I don't know them.

SELMER, Tenn. - A drag-racing vehicle lost control during a parade and spun into a crowd of bystanders Saturday night, killing four adults and injuring up to 15 people, authorities said.


Investigators were trying to determine what caused the vehicle to careen into the crowd at the Cars for Kids charity event in Selmer, located about 80 miles east of Memphis.

Witness Scott Henley said the vehicle started burning off its tires, then began to fishtail and slammed into a light pole before spinning around into the audience.

Selmer Police Chief Neal Burks said, "bodies were flying into the air when it happened."

Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Mike Browning said at least eight people were taken to three hospitals.

The identities of the victims and the driver, or the driver's condition, were not immediately known.

Browning said the vehicle has been described as a drag-racing car, but he did not have more details yet about the vehicle.

Sheriff's officials and police began to close the festival shortly after the accident. About 40,000 to 60,000 people were expected to attend the weekend event.

Cars for Kids holds several events throughout the nation and raises close to $200,000 annually for charities that help children in need, according to its Web site.

The charity was formed in 1990, two years after founder Larry Price's son, Chad, suffered a severe head injury in a bicycle accident.

Price promised that if his son was saved from lifelong injuries, he would spend the rest of his life raising funds for disabled children, according to the Web site.

Price could not be reached for comment Saturday night.
 

Plunkies

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There's absolutely nothing funny about this tragic event....yet still I laugh. *shrug*
 

ImAlrightSpider

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This is why I try to watch parades from the top of a stone wall or something.
 
Jan 6, 2006
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Four people?

Old ladies that go through farmer's markets get more than that.
 

gleet

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Cars for Kids holds several events throughout the nation and raises close to $200,000 annually for charities that help children in need, according to its Web site.
I guess this year's money is now earmarked.
 

commish13

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It would have been funnier if the car took out some of the kids.
 
Aug 12, 2005
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ITs up to 7 people now.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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im sure that seemed like a great idea at the time
 

weakside

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Unlucky lottery.

Those things seem to crash all the time.
 

Maki

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The charity was formed in 1990, two years after founder Larry Price's son, Chad, suffered a severe head injury in a bicycle accident.
What does a bike have to do with cars driving into people on sidewalks? Why not have the charity be called Bikes for Fucked Up Bastards?
 

LBF

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Unlucky lottery, IMO.

This happened about 15 miles from where I live. This is also the town where the preacher's wife got pissed and shot him (CNN had reporters around here for a week or so) a few months ago. Pretty shitty place to live apparantly.
 
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Idiot alert.... From another article about this incident, a quote from a fella who was there:
"It ain't really safe to do anything with drag cars on a city street," said 19-year-old Garett Moore, who said he was about 15 feet away from the wreck, but was uninjured. "They shouldn't have done it."
This guy was watching the event, thought it was overwith and started walking away, which is WHY he was "15 feet" from the wreck and uninjured. In other words.... I was there, I saw it, I don't think they shoulda dunnit. Yee Haw.