Four people were killed and 24 injured when a runaway truck hit participants on the 2018 Labour Day Parade.
Police said the accident took place near the East Street and Shirley Street intersection.
Eyewitnesses said the truck rolled down the street, hitting multiple people as it picked up speed. They also said the driver’s seat was unoccupied.
The truck reportedly then crashed into another vehicle, pinning an individual between the two vehicles.
Video of the accident shows people screaming for someone to move the truck.
It also shows a bloodied victim lying on the street. It is unclear whether that individual is alive.
Police confirmed that two women died on the scene and two others died in hospital. Police are scheduled to provide additional details during a press conference at 1:30 p.m.
The driver of the truck is assisting police with their investigation.
Members of the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU), who were marching behind the truck when the accident occurred, assisted the injured.
BNU President Amancha Williams said the nurses are grateful to God that they were in close proximity.
“We thank God we were there to combat this tragedy,” Willams said.
“I truly want to say to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the nurses are important.
“This event we stepped up and we guarded these people until EMS reach.
“…My sister was lying on the truck but I had to pull it together. We were trained for this and we did an awesome job and I commend each and every one of you.”
She also commended the ambulance drivers, doctors and police officers for their work during the emergency.
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