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Monday, May 20, 2013
Police are continuing to investigate a crash of a car into the Trail Days parade in Damascus that injured more than 50 people on Saturday.
Damascus Police Chief Bill Nunley said he expects to make a recommendation to the Washington County commonwealth's attorney on whether or not to charge the driver later this week.
The driver's 1997 Cadillac was one of the last vehicles in the parade. The car accelerated to about 25 mph and struck the crowd on a two lane-bridge on the town's main road.
Nine people were hospitalized. There were no fatalities. Two people were kept at hospitals overnight, but their injuries were not critical as of Sunday, Washington County director of emergency services Pokey Harris said.
Nunley and Harris have said the driver possibly had a medical condition, which would explain what caused him to accelerate.
The crash happened shortly after 2 p.m. during the Hiker's Parade.
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