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Porsche crashes into crowd at Boise vehicle show injuring Eleven

17 September 2017, 05:36 | Opal Carroll

Car plows into crowd at Boise Spectrum, at least 11 injured

Police block off the scene were the driver of a Porsche injured eight bystanders after losing control of the sports car near the Boise Spectrum 21 theaters Saturday Sept. 16 2017 in Boise Idaho. Police say the driver of the gray Porsche accelerated rap

Charles LeBar said the eleven were seriously, but not critically, injured.

It happened in the blink of an eye before 11 a.m. Saturday amid two occasions at the unpredictable, Cars and Coffee and Rock'N Brews and BBQ. In a release, police said the investigation is ongoing and that it will be forward to the prosecutor for possible charges once completed.

The Porche driver, who was unhurt, is cooperating with investigators.

According to Boise Police, preliminary information shows the driver of the Porsche was accelerating rapidly as he left the vehicle show, turning onto Overland Road.

According to its Facebook profile, Cars and Coffee "is about getting automotive enthusiasts to gather on a frequent basis to share their passions".

"The information I have is that the driver was showing off for the crowd", said LeBar.

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Eastward Overland Road stays shut from Entertainment Way to Cole Road. Ean said he had just suggested the pair move back into the Spectrum parking lot and a safer viewing spot. "There were people's shoes that went flying".

Boise Police say that while the investigation is ongoing, preliminary information shows that the driver of the Porsche was accelerating rapidly as he left the vehicle show onto eastbound Overland Road, lost control, and ran into the crowd.

On social media, there are unconfirmed reports from witnesses suggesting that children were among those hit.

Ean said he had just suggested the pair move back from the road towards the auto park for a safer viewing spot.

The event has occurred each month since 2013, according to the Facebook profile. Check back for updates as they are confirmed.

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