Wayward monster truck kills 8, hurts dozens in Mexico
CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO (AP) - An out-of-control monster truck shot into a crowd of spectators at a Mexican air show, killing at least eight people and hurting 80 others, dozens seriously, officials said.
Mr Carlos Gonzalez, spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutors' office, said the driver appeared to have lost control of the truck after leaping over a pile of cars it was crushing during a demonstration at the "Extreme Aeroshow" on Saturday.
Some witnesses said the driver appeared to have hit his head on the interior of the truck as he drove over the old cars, with at least two reporting seeing his helmet come off before the massive vehicle drove into the crowd of terrified spectators, who tried to flee.
"I fell over, and when I turned around I saw the tire very close. It hit me and threw me to the other side," Mr Jesus Manuel Ibarra, 41, said as he was treated for injuries to his arm and hip.