Don't Do Wheelie's on the Kiddies


Staff member
Jun 3, 2003
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- A motorcycle doing a wheelie in a parade lost control and crashed into the crowd Sunday, seriously injuring three children.

Two 11-year-old girls and a 7-year-old boy were in critical but stable condition at a local hospital, according to broadcast reports.

Witnesses said the motorcyclist was doing a stunt with the front tire off the ground when he lost control and the motorcycle flew into the crowd, landing on the children.

Police apprehended the motorcyclist and were investigating. No charges had been filed Sunday evening.

The parade celebrated local residents who helped elderly people fix up their properties and cleaned up their neighborhoods during the city's 42nd annual Freddie Fixer Day on May 8.