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Runaway cart mars high school championship postgame in Texas

December 19, 2011 |  9:12 am

 

The winning coach and several other people were sent sprawling by a runaway, unmanned electrical cart after a state title game Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Spring Dekaney Coach Willie Amendola was being interviewed near midfield after his team's 34-14 victory over Cibolo Steele in the Texas 5A Division II final when the cart plowed into the group.

Many were knocked to the ground, but Amendola was scooped up into the floor of the passenger's seat. He tried unsuccessfully to gain control of the cart before falling off. A field worker finally was able to jump into the cart and stop it.

A medical technician told the Associated Press that one man was taken to a hospital with an apparent leg injury. The technician, who did not want to be indentified, said others hit or grazed by the cart were checked out by emergency workers onfield as a precaution.

In the video, it appears a couple of orange pylons were placed on top of the cart's accelerator, causing it to race off without a driver.

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