Anybody who’s a critical fan of Sonic, or of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, might be conscious of the 1993 occasion by which a Sonic the Hedgehog float grew to become caught in excessive winds, struck a lamppost and injured two individuals. The factor is, regardless of understanding this occurred, we didn’t have any surviving video of the incident.
This story was initially printed in 2019.
For over twenty years, any report of the crash would present both pictures of the deflated Sonic float mendacity on the bottom, or file footage of it throughout testing. For those who really wished to see Sonic hit a snag and are available down, the footage was mysteriously lacking from the web.
Now not! Earlier this week, ABC7NY shared some archive footage of the 1997 Macy’s Parade, by which a Cat within the Hat float injured 4 onlookers. And as a part of that phase (noticed by @RenandStimpySon), there was file footage of the 1993 parade, clearly exhibiting Sonic hitting a lamppost, splitting his face open then coming down on high of the gang.
(If it doesn’t autoplay accurately, skip to 1:38)
Whereas no one was significantly damage, each a baby and an off-duty police officer have been “barely injured”. Sonic, in the meantime, was patched up and returned in 1994 to be the lead float.
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