Monster Truck Plows Through Crowd Injuring Nine


In DeKalb, Illinois, a monster truck performing stunts in front of an auto parts store plowed into a crowd of spectators injuring at least nine people. Two of the victims, a mother and one child, were in serious condition at a local hospital. The seven other victims were treated and released Thursday night.

The demonstration was part of a monster truck tour sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts and featured the truck driving over and crushing four cars. The truck lost control after its third or fourth attempt of rolling over the cars and getting back down on the street. It careened off to the left into part of that crowd that was watching the event. After plowing through the afternoon crowd, the monster truck went through a fence and stopped on some railroad tracks. The 44-year-old driver of the truck was not injured.