BOISE, Idaho — A Porsche plowed into a crowd of spectators at a Boise, Idaho, car show, injuring 11 in a horrifying scene that saw bystanders scrambling to tend to the wounded, authorities and witnesses said.
Police say the driver of the gray Porsche accelerated while leaving the Cars and Coffee event, lost control and ran into the nearby crowd lining a sidewalk. Police say the driver is cooperating with their investigation.
Boise police spokeswoman Haley Williams said there were many with serious injuries, but no fatalities had been reported by late Saturday afternoon. Some of those injured were children, Williams said.
Tom Weekes of Boise attended the event with his 12-year-old son and had just moved a few feet back on the sidewalk when the car lost control.
“My son and I were the last two people he missed,” he said. “There was a group of kids to the right of us, and he hit every one of them.”
Weekes said one of the young people in their teens or early 20s flew over the top of the car and landed in front of him and his son. He said his first instinct was to help the injured.