Multiple injuries after SUV plows through ceremonial parade in New Mexico

Multiple people were injured after a vehicle drove through a ceremonial parade in Gallup, New Mexico on Thursday, according to state police.

Social media footage captured a brown SUV weaving through the annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Parade, one of New Mexico’s longest-running events.

Two Gallup Police Department officers were among the injured and were treated for their injuries.

According to KOAT7, the driver traveled down the parade route in the wrong direction. The outlet reports two other individuals were inside the SUV.

The driver of the SUV has been taken into custody. Officers detained the two passengers while parade attendees shouted angrily and confronted the trio.

An SUV drove through a parade in Gallup, New Mexico on Thursday August 4, 2022 injuring 7 people.
An SUV drove through a parade in Gallup, New Mexico on Thursday August 4, 2022 injuring 7 people.

The names of the suspects have not yet been released.154

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No spectators or officers were hit by the SUV, according to the city of Gallup’s Facebook page.

The Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial is a 10-day celebration consisting of in-person and virtual events. The city celebrated its 100th anniversary of the annual event this year while the parade culminated in the first night’s festivities.

Per: NYP

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