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Car Strikes Crowd at SXSW

Posted by: Jason Tate (03/12/14)
Reports are coming in that a car struck and injured multiple tonight at SXSW. We'll update this post when more information is available. Our thoughts are with everyone in Austin tonight.

Update: It looks like 23 injuries, 5 in critical condition, 2 deceased. Fuck.
 
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11:58 PM on 03/12/14
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12:01 AM on 03/13/14
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I heard back from Ryan and he and the UTG/POZ guys were at Against Me! and are currently ok.
12:02 AM on 03/13/14
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holy shit. really unsettling knowing that I know people out there
12:08 AM on 03/13/14
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Absolutely tragic. My heart goes out to all those involved. Seeing someone performing CPR in that video is just.. awful.
12:10 AM on 03/13/14
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looks like the show happening at the time was Tyler the Creator, X, The Black Angels, Cities Aviv
12:12 AM on 03/13/14
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how the hell did this happen? unbelievable.
12:16 AM on 03/13/14
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Individual is in custody.
12:17 AM on 03/13/14
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God dammit.
12:18 AM on 03/13/14
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The Austin American-Statesman newspaper quotes a witness who said the crash may have followed a police chase.

John Wickham, the owner of Elysium, told the newspaper that he saw a car coming down the street fast with a police car in pursuit. He tells the paper he saw the car hit several people.

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/03/13/t...crowd-at-sxsw/
12:19 AM on 03/13/14
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So awful. And I was supposed to go out to the Mohawk tonight.... Such a tragedy
12:19 AM on 03/13/14
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how the hell did this happen? unbelievable.


From what I've read the guy was drunk.

Edit: or maybe I was wrong, idk. This is all just a terrible thing and my thoughts and prayers go out to everybody who wa harmed in this accident.
12:19 AM on 03/13/14
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My heart dropped when I heard this news, I just had to check up on some friends to make sure they're alright. That's a really awful situation and I hope those injured pull through.
12:21 AM on 03/13/14
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Oh no
12:21 AM on 03/13/14
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Wtf. That's awful. Prayers.

They're saying he did this on purpose?
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