Four people hospitalized, seven injured after man drives into crowd at Curiosity Music Festival in BC

He hijacked the medical staff's vehicle

Princeton, British Columbia’s Curiosity Music Festival took place last weekend, where a man in his 20s reportedly drove an off-road vehicle into a crowd at the festival at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.

“While responding to a medical call, our on site medical staff was assaulted,” the festival’s statement reads. “During the assault, the medical vehicle was hijacked. The hijacked UTV was then driven through fencing and down an embankment into an out of bounds area. With security in pursuit, the hijacked vehicle then proceeded at high speed towards our stage. The individual drove through the crowd and crashed into the stage injuring 7 people.”

Read the festival’s full statement below.

Four people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but luckily they were not life-threatening. According to CBC News, a Princetown RCMP explained that festival security caught the man before he was arrested, and alcohol and substance use was likely a factor.