logo
 twitter.com/NBCNews
twitter.com/NBCNews

Minneapolis Protesters Left with No Injuries after a Truck Drove through the Crowd

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jun 01, 2020
08:28 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

The protests rocking Minneapolis have been going on for days, however, some extensive incidents have also emerged. One of them has been a case of a motorist who drove through a converged crowd.

Advertisement

Earlier today, sources reported that a truck driver had maneuvered his vehicle through a crowd gathered in Minneapolis. With people coming out in their numbers, the driver appeared suddenly and rammed through the crowd.

The driver appeared to have been violating the laws as well. The reports explained that he was trying to enter a closed freeway, apart from the danger of possibly harming several people.

A huge truck driving through a crowd of protesters in Minneapolis | Photo: Twitter/@NBCNews

A huge truck driving through a crowd of protesters in Minneapolis | Photo: Twitter/@NBCNews

Advertisement

The report immediately generated an uproar, with many trying to understand what happened. Of course, most people highlighted that the driver could have hit some people on his rampage.

However, the state's Department of Public Safety has confirmed that there weren't any casualties. In a tweet, the Department said:

"The truck driver was injured & taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is under arrest. It doesn't appear any protesters were hit..."

Advertisement

The incident occurred on the I-35W bridge. Reports also added that the driver appeared to be coming from the south and headed north.

Footage also showed that he had been blaring his horn all the way. Thankfully, the blares alerted many people, and they could get to safety quickly.

For now, however, no one knows the motive for the driver's actions.

Advertisement

The scale of what could have become a major national incident is quite alarming. State Governor Tim Walz reportedly stated that it could have cost several lives. Sam Ndely, one of the protesters, explained that what happened was no less than a miracle. In part, he said:

"It was a terrifying moment, considering all of the history with 35, and seeing that many people protesting for justice."

Advertisement

For now, however, no one knows the motive for the driver's actions. Gov. Walz confirmed that authorities are still trying to figure that out.

There are many possibilities, of course. It could have been someone angry with the protests and wanting to commit manslaughter.

At the same time, the truck could have developed a brake issue. The fact that the driver was blaring his horn gives cause to believe he didn't have malicious intent.

Some also believe that the driver could have acted recklessly, instead of maliciously. For now, there's no verdict on the matter. Additional information will help in developing the next course of action.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Veteran Loads His Old Truck with Food Every Night, Never Misses a Day for over 20 Years

May 02, 2022

School Bus Driver Drops Boy in Wrong Town, He Calls Mom Saying 'I'm in a Dark, Dirty Room' – Story of the Day

January 30, 2022

Bus Driver Sees Little Boy Go to the Forest Instead of Entering School Gates, So He Follows Him — Story of the Day

April 28, 2022

6-Year-Old Girl Is Dropped off from Bus on a Busy Highway, Cries until a Stranger Shows Up

May 19, 2022

Day by Day Students Mock Poor Girl on School Bus – Desperate, She Blackmails Driver to Help

March 26, 2022

Kids Call Bus Driver's Son 'Cheap', 10 Years Later They Barely Recognize Him at Class Reunion — Story of the Day

February 08, 2022

Mom Complained on Bus Driver after Her Autistic Son Refused to Get off the School Bus

January 26, 2022

School Bus Driver Notices Kids Mock Poor Boy, One Day Boy Doesn’t Get Off Bus at the Final Stop – Story of the Day

April 13, 2022

Little Boy Walks Home Alone after School Bus Breaks Down – Stranger Invites Him to Get In His Car

April 17, 2022

Taxi Driver Returns Lost Wallet with $1600, Receives Amount 100 Times More Months Later – Story of the Day

February 01, 2022

Stranger Claims to Be the School Bus Driver to Mother, Regular Driver Arrives Later

March 04, 2022

After Millionaire Husband’s Death, Old Widow Is Forced to Live In Dirty Old Trailer – Story of the Day

May 22, 2022

Passengers Ignore Crying Newborn Girl until Driver Realizes Baby’s Parents Are Not on the Bus – Story of the Day

May 23, 2022

Mom Calls Police on Her 10-Year-Old Son after Finding Out He's Rude to His Teacher

May 14, 2022