A brother who was at the parade on Saturday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but who was not a part of the Shriner dune buggy (not mini-car, as earlier reported) brigade, has emailed me further information on the collision between two of the Shriner cars. He did not see the accident, as he was on a band float further back in the parade, but his wife, who was near the reviewing stand, saw what happened.
While doing a figure-8 maneuver in front of the reviewing stand, a part broke on one of the cars, causing a loss of control. The driver struck another dune buggy, that then went into the crowd.
Ironically, the people injured by the car were family members of the brother driving the second car. The driver's wife had a broken ankle, and a young girl was cut and bruised on her legs.
Five (not eight, as news sources originally reported) people, including children, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The Shriner dune-buggy group was reportedly from the Yaarab Temple of Atlanta, Georgia.
Thanks, brother, for this update.
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