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A pickup truck drove into a crowd of spectators at the start of the Wilton Manors Stonewall Parade and Festival in what appeared to be an intentional act, witnesses said. One person is dead and another is clinging to life, officials said.

A third man is expected to survive.

The Stonewall Parade and Festival is an LGBTQ Pride event, attracting hundreds of spectators and participants from across the county. Many local small businesses closed their doors to participate in the parade, which was canceled.

Fort Lauderdale City Manager Chris Lagerbloom said the FBI is joining the investigation. Police have not confirmed whether the incident was deliberate. Video posted to Twitter by a WPLG reporter appeared to show the driver being taken into custody. The driver was wearing a t-shirt with the logo of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus emblazoned on the back.

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Serial Chiller

The driver was wearing a pride shirt. He looks old so I'm hoping this had been an accident. :(

I mean it is no less sad but if it is truly motivated by hate ....

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Devastating. These people believe people protesting in the streets for equal rights deserve a death sentence. They're lost beyond reason.

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2 minutes ago, Serial Chiller said:

The driver was wearing a pride shirt. He looks old so I'm hoping this had been an accident. :(

I mean it is no less sad but if it is truly motivated by hate ....

You're right, but that makes me sad for him as well if that's the case. 

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BUtterfield 8
3 minutes ago, Serial Chiller said:

The driver was wearing a pride shirt. He looks old so I'm hoping this had been an accident. :(

I mean it is no less sad but if it is truly motivated by hate ....

He might’ve worn that just to blend in 

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Tragic update: the driver of the truck was a member of the Ft Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus and the people he hit were also part of the same group :( 

 

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7 minutes ago, HuffsAhoy said:

Tragic update: the driver of the truck was a member of the Ft Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus and the people he hit were also part of the same group :( 

 

That's so sad, I don't understand how that happened by accident. He must feel horrible :ohno:

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Just now, Ivy said:

That's so sad, I don't understand how that happened by accident. He must feel horrible :ohno:

Nothing official released, but some reports say his foot became lodged between the gas and break. It sounds like a 1 in a million chance, but it's not unheard of...it happened to my cousin when we were kids. 

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29 minutes ago, Serial Chiller said:

The driver was wearing a pride shirt. He looks old so I'm hoping this had been an accident. :(

I mean it is no less sad but if it is truly motivated by hate ....

If true maybe he had a heart attack or something and it was an accident hopefully, but still so sad for all.

Edit: I see it was in fact and accident now apparently

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Sadness. Tragedy. The pride on the back almost feels like you're watching a neo-nazi who's having fun mowing down gays. But I feel this might just be a real tragic accident. The title, sounds like a terrorist attack.

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4 minutes ago, HuffsAhoy said:

Nothing official released, but some reports say his foot became lodged between the gas and break. It sounds like a 1 in a million chance, but it's not unheard of...it happened to my cousin when we were kids. 

Omg how scary.. I hope your cousins situation was not tragic like this one

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1 minute ago, Ivy said:

Omg how scary.. I hope your cousins situation was not tragic like this one

Had that happen to me once in the process of learning and beginning to drive... It's a real scary and important issue.

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1 hour ago, BUtterfield 8 said:

Update:

Original Post:

A pickup truck drove into a crowd of spectators at the start of the Wilton Manors Stonewall Parade and Festival in what appeared to be an intentional act, witnesses said. One person is dead and another is clinging to life, officials said.

A third man is expected to survive.

The Stonewall Parade and Festival is an LGBTQ Pride event, attracting hundreds of spectators and participants from across the county. Many local small businesses closed their doors to participate in the parade, which was canceled.

Fort Lauderdale City Manager Chris Lagerbloom said the FBI is joining the investigation. Police have not confirmed whether the incident was deliberate. Video posted to Twitter by a WPLG reporter appeared to show the driver being taken into custody. The driver was wearing a t-shirt with the logo of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus emblazoned on the back.

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