The Raleigh Christmas Parade was canceled when an out-of-control truck injured a young girl

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — At least one person was injured at the Raleigh Christmas Parade when a truck went out of control and hit someone.

Several witnesses said the white truck with CC & Co. Dance float lost control. That dance troupe had 200 performers in the parade, with some as young as 5 years old.

People said they heard the driver scream out of the truck’s window that he had lost control and was unable to stop the vehicle.

Police are still investigating exactly what happened, but it appears the out-of-control truck hit a young girl and seriously injured her. The accident happened at Hillsborough Road at Boylan Avenue.

That intersection is closed indefinitely while police conduct their investigation. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to avoid this area.

“Our hearts and prayers are really with the family right now and just with all those who have been at this event. It’s just all we can do is ask people to pray right now and lift them up,” Jennifer Martin with Shop Local said Raleigh.

The Raleigh Christmas Parade has officially been canceled due to the incident.

Stay with ABC11 as we continue to gather more details.

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