Multiple injuries after vehicle hits counter-protesters in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Crews are working a three-vehicle accident in Charlottesville with multiple injuries after clashes broke out ahead of Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally of white nationalists and other right-wing groups.

The Associated Press reported that a vehicle plowed into a group of counter-protesters.

“A car appeared to deliberately mow down pedestrians,” eyewitnesses told CBS News reporter Paula Reid.

Charlottesville Communications Director Miriam I. Dickler said city and state police were working the accident at Water and 4th Streets downtown.

“People should clear the area to allow emergency medical personnel to respond,” Dickler said.

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