VIRGINIA PARADE CRASH 1
Emergency personnel and police officers assist one of the people hit by a car - shown with its driver still in the front seat - during the start of the Trail Days Parade in Damascus, Va., on Saturday. (Photo by Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier
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Hundreds gather as the Damascus, Va. Trail Days parade begins Saturday. Soon after the start of the parade, a car was driven into the crowd. (Photo by Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier)
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Emergency personnel attend to the driver of this car after he turned onto Main Street in Damascus, Va., on Saturday and struck pedestrians, authorities said. Several people who were injured were taken to local hospitals. (Photo by Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier)
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UPDATE, 5/21: Deward Blevins, 86, is loaded into an ambulance after he crashed his 1997 Cadillac into a crowd of approximately 1,000 people at the Trail Days Hiker Parade in Damascus on Saturday. Chief of Police Bill Nunley says no criminal charges will be pursued against Blevins.
The man who authorities say drove his car into a crowd gathered in Damascus, Va., during the Trail Days Parade on Saturday is placed into an emergency vehicle. (Photo by Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier)
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Hikers hold each other as they watch fellow hikers loaded into emergency vehicles after a car ran into a group gathered to walk down the street in Damasacus, Va., on Saturday. (Photo by Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier)
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A medical helicopter waits on a local ballfield for more victims from the Damascus, Va., Trail Days parade accident on Saturday. (Photo by Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier)
Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 3:26 pm
Bristol Local News,
Saturday, May 18, 2013 3:26 pm.