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At least 2 hit by truck at Florida event

At least two people were injured after being struck by a pickup truck at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida on Saturday night.

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who was at the Stonewall Pride Parade event, along with U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch, confirmed the incident on Twitter and said the driver was in custody.

“I’m lucky to be safe,” Fried tweeted. “All of us here all praying for them and their families.”

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s request for comment. It wasn’t immediately known if the driver acted intentionally.

Chris Caputo, a city commissioner in Wilton Manors, said on Twitter it was “increasingly probable it was an accident.” But Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis told WSVN-TV the driver accelerated into the crowd, describing the incident as a deliberate attack on the LGBTQ community.


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