On Saturday the School of Mines held their annual homecoming parade in Golden. Sadly while turning a corner, the hitch on the pick up towing the float carrying about 30 students had a problem. The float began to bounce and finally collapsed sending the 30 fraternity and sorority members tumbling. Eight people were taken to the hospital, 2 others went to the hospital on their own accord, and a few others were treated for minor injuries at the scene. The most serious injury being a broken bone.

Fox 21 News got a quote from the School of Mines President Paul C. Johnson off of the School of Mines Facebook page, “Our thoughts are with our injured students, their friends, and any others impacted physically or emotionally from this accident. We will be reviewing the accident and establishing additional design constraints and safety guidelines for floats before next year’s Homecoming parade. We don’t ever want this to happen again. The safety of our students is a top priority for the Mines community,”.


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