posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 11:08 AM
The traditional annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade turned sour when one of their classic large balloons hit a New York City street lamp, knocking
it down into a crowd of onlookers. According to reports, at least one individual was taken by ambulance to a hospital. A similar incident happened in
1997, fracturing a woman's skull and putting her into a coma for a month.
(CBS) NEW YORK The M&Ms Thanksgiving Day Parade float hit a lamppost in Times Square just after 11:30 a.m. The light was crashed down on spectators,
who were watching the parade in the center median between Seventh Avenue and Broadway at 43rd Street.
The circumstances and the extent of the injuries were not immediately known, said Detective Mindy Diaz of the New York Police Department. However, it
appears that the falling debris hit at least two people.
An FDNY ambulance took one person to St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital.
Another woman at the scene was also being examined by EMTs. Early reports are that she was not seriously injured.
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This parade is in serious danger of loosing its trademark balloons if this continues to happen. The wind has been relatively calm in New York, unlike
when this happened in 1997, causing even more questions about the competence of the balloon handlers.
My prayers are with those who were injured and their families on what was supposed to be a joyous day.
[edit on 11/24/2005 by djohnsto77]