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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 rapidly while leaving the Cars and Coffee event but lost control and ran into the nearby crowd. Ambulances took six people to hospitals and two others were taken by private vehicles. Police didn't provide any names or conditions. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Multiple people were injured when a Porsche plowed into spectators at an Idaho car show


At least 11 people were injured Saturday morning when a Porsche plowed into a crowd of spectators at a Boise, Idaho, car show.

Six of the victims were taken to the hospital by an ambulance and five went by private vehicle.

Boise Police said the driver of the gray Porsche accelerated rapidly as he was leaving the Cars and Coffee event, lost control and ran into the nearby crowd. Police issued a statement saying the driver is cooperating with their investigation.

Justin King, a car enthusiast from Nashville, Tennessee, told the Associated Press he was nearby when the crash happened.

"You could hear the screaming," he said. "There were people's shoes that went flying. There was at least one youngster, less than 10, he was kind of unconscious."

"Most people that were hit, it looked like broken legs and that type of thing," he said. "People were rendering aid pretty quickly."

He added that a military medic attending the show was able to help attend to victims quickly.

According to King, about 400 to 500 cars took part in the show, but only about half stayed after the crash happened.

The Associated Press and our affiliate KBOI contributed to this report.

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