Car crashes into Ohio high school marching band during parade
NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - A car crashed into a high school marching band Sunday while preparing to march in the Polish Day Parade.
James Ford Rhodes High School marching band was getting ready to step off into the parade route when a car careened into the group injuring two band members and two adult chaperones.
Band member Catherine Tucker narrowly escaped getting hit. "I was bending over to pick up my trumpet... and my trumpet was gone, it's demolished," said Tucker.
The band members were standing on the sidewalk and in the grass getting when a man tried to park in a handicapped space and hit the gas instead of the brakes.
"I saw him go over the barrier and then speed up. Then he it the first person then the second person," said witness Jeffery Henry.
Next, the car hit a boy and then a parked car. The driver finally came to a stop after hitting the car and the boy was able to crawl out from under the vehicle, but then collapsed. He was bleeding from the head.
Firefighters say the boy wasn't injured the worst. One of the adult chaperones suffered severe injuries but is expected to recover.
All four victims were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment.
Officials on scene say the male driver was not drunk and had no apparent medical problems.