Florida Rep. Wasserman Schultz practically struck in Satisfaction parade crash that kills no less than 1: experiences

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A pickup truck driver slammed into spectators at a Florida Satisfaction parade on Saturday night – narrowly lacking U.S. Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz and leaving no less than one individual lifeless, in line with experiences. 

At the very least one different individual was critically injured, experiences stated.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis shortly denounced the crash on the Wilton Manors Stonewall Satisfaction Parade a “terrorist” assault on the LGBTQ neighborhood however police have stated they have not decided if the crash was intentional, the Solar-Sentinel of South Florida reported. 

Trantalis stated the truck missed the congresswoman “by inches” earlier than it crashed right into a plant nursery, WPLG-TV in Fort Lauderdale reported. 

Investigators have been talking with the motive force, who was in custody however authorities would not say if he had been arrested, Fort Lauderdale Police Det. Ali Adamson instructed reporters.

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Witnesses stated the motive force instructed police the crash was an accident, in line with WPLG-TV in Fort Lauderdale. He was reportedly sporting a homosexual males’s choir T-shirt. 

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., is comforted after a truck drove into a crowd of people during The Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival in Wilton Manors, Fla., Saturday, June 19, 2021. A driver has slammed into spectators at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, injuring at least two people. Wilton Manors police tweeted Saturday night that the parade was canceled due to a "tragic event." (Chris Day/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., is comforted after a truck drove right into a crowd of individuals throughout The Stonewall Satisfaction Parade and Road Competition in Wilton Manors, Fla., Saturday, June 19, 2021. A driver has slammed into spectators initially of a Satisfaction parade in South Florida, injuring no less than two individuals. Wilton Manors police tweeted Saturday night time that the parade was canceled attributable to a “tragic occasion.” (Chris Day/South Florida Solar-Sentinel through AP)

The Fort Lauderdale Homosexual Males’s Refrain later issued a press release: “Our fellow Refrain members have been these injured and the motive force was additionally part of the Refrain household. To my information,  this was not an assault on the LGBTQ neighborhood.” 

Police and firefighters respond after a truck drove into a crowd of people injuring them during The Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival in Wilton Manors, Fla., on Saturday, June 19, 2021. (Associated Press)

Police and firefighters reply after a truck drove right into a crowd of individuals injuring them throughout The Stonewall Satisfaction Parade and Road Competition in Wilton Manors, Fla., on Saturday, June 19, 2021. (Related Press)

Authorities stated one of many victims later died. The opposite sufferer was hospitalized.

The motive force had been touring alongside the parade route then immediately accelerated into the group, Trantalis instructed WSVN-TV of Fort Lauderdale that

Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat who has been serving in Congress since 2005, later issued a sequence of statements on Twitter.

“I’m deeply shaken and devastated {that a} life was misplaced and others critically injured at tonight’s @WiltonManorsCty Stonewall #Satisfaction Parade,” the congresswoman wrote in a single message. “My employees, volunteers and I are fortunately secure.”

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., makes a call after a truck drove into a crowd of people during The Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival in Wilton Manors, Fla., Saturday, June 19, 2021. (Chris Day/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., makes a name after a truck drove right into a crowd of individuals throughout The Stonewall Satisfaction Parade and Road Competition in Wilton Manors, Fla., Saturday, June 19, 2021. (Chris Day/South Florida Solar-Sentinel through AP)

The truck narrowly missed Wasserman Schultz, in line with WPLG. She was seen by witnesses in tears after the crash. 

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Wilton Manors Mayor Scott Newton stated in a press release posted to Twitter, “A tragic incident occurred at in the present day’s Stonewall occasion. Out of respect for everybody concerned, the parade has been canceled and a radical investigation is being performed.” 

The Related Press contributed to this report.



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