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Medical Emergency Possible Cause Of Car Crash At Virginia Parade

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An emergency official says about 50 to 60 people were injured after car drove into a group of hikers at a parade in a small Virginia town. Photo from WJHL-TV An emergency official says about 50 to 60 people were injured after car drove into a group of hikers at a parade in a small Virginia town. Photo from WJHL-TV
DAMASCUS, VA -

Witnesses described a frantic scene and close calls after an elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a small Virginia mountain town's parade.

Investigators say they are looking into whether the man had suffered a medical emergency before the accident. The driver was being treated and hasn't been identified.

About 50 to 60 people suffered injuries ranging from critical to superficial, but no fatalities were reported. Three of the worst injured were flown by helicopter to area hospitals.

The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Saturday during the Hikers Parade at the Trail Days festival. The event is celebrates the Appalachian Trail in Damascus.

Witness Debra McCown says the car came from a side street. She says a thud was heard and some yelled for the car to stop.

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