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Crowd begins screaming and running away as man run over by monster truck at event
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Crowd begins screaming and running away as man run over by monster truck at event

The unidentified man was quickly transported to hospital by paramedics.

A crowd was left screaming and running away from a monster truck event after a man was run over by one of the mammoth vehicles.

The 56-year-old was left hospitalized after the incident at an event in Marion County, Ohio, according to the Marion County Sheriff's office.

The unidentified man suffered the injuries shortly after 8pm on Saturday (24 February) at the Monster Truck Wars event at the fairgrounds.

Given the size of the trucks, grave concern remains for the man.
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The man, who was working as a member of the safety staff that night, was rushed to Marion General Hospital by paramedics from the Marion City Fire Department.

However, the sheriff's office states that the man was later moved to Grant Medical Center in Columbus due to the severity of his injuries.

The incident remains under investigation at this stage.

As the horrid incident took place at a busy event, a lot of folks unfortunately had to witness the harrowing incident.

Jessica Hemminger brought her two sons to the Monster Truck Wars event, and they were having a grand time until one of the trucks reversed and ran over a crew member.

"It was horrible, it was horrific. And I will never forget it," she told ABC. "My first instinct was to cover my kid's eyes and get them out of there as fast as I could, because I didn’t want them to see it.

"It was horrific. It’s still replaying in my head. I don’t think it will ever get out of my head."

The outlet spoke to other horrified attendees that night, including Jax.

"Before I knew it, he was getting run over; and, as soon as that happened, you saw all the parents there grab their kid’s eyes and cover them," they said.

"It turned from hearing monster trucks to hearing everyone screaming and crying."

Many were filming the event.

Like many others in attendance, Jax was enjoying the show - and was recording parts of it for memories sake.

But Jax was also filming at the time of the incident.

"Once the accident happened, there was a drastic change," Jax said. "It turned into screaming and people were trying to leave. They automatically called for an evacuation

"Everyone was definitely very traumatized. You could see it on their face. Crying, and [they] did not know what to say or do. They were just looking the opposite direction."

Jax concluded: "I hope that they fix the situation for these monster truck events. Maybe throw them outside or build the arena a little bigger."

UNILAD has reached out to Marion County Sheriff's office for comment.

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