BREAKING NEWS

Multiple Dead, Scores Injured As Driver Ploughs SUV Into US Christmas Parade

Published by
OB Bureau

Washington: A vehicle plowed into a Christmas parade in Wisconsin on Sunday evening causing “some fatalities” and injuring more than 20 people, police said.

The incident took place as spectators in the town of Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb, watched the annual tradition.

“The Waukesha Christmas parade was taking place when a red SUV broke through the barricades, westbound, headed down Main Street,” Police Chief Dan Thompson told reporters.

“The vehicle struck more than 20 individuals, some of the individuals were children and there were some fatalities as a result of this incident,” he said.

A total of 11 adults and 12 children were taken to six area hospitals, Fire Chief Steven Howard told reporters.

A “person of interest” was in custody, Thompson said, adding that officers had recovered the involved vehicle.

During the incident an officer did fire at the SUV in an attempt to stop it, the authorities added.

The event was live-streamed on Facebook, and a portion of the video showed a red SUV driving through the parade at what appeared to be a high rate of speed followed by gasps and sirens.

Angelito Tenorio, a West Allis alderman who is running for Wisconsin state treasurer, told The Associated Press that he was watching the parade with his family when they saw the SUV come speeding into the area.

“Then we heard a loud bang,” Tenorio said. “And after that, we just heard deafening cries and screams from the crowd, from the people at the parade. And people started rushing, running away with tears in their eyes crying.”

Tenorio said he saw about 10 people, children and adults, on the ground who appeared to have been hit by the vehicle.

“It just happened so fast,” he said. “It was pretty horrifying.”

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

Women’s Rights Activist Karuna Nundy & Business Tycoon Gautam Adani Among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Bhubaneswar: Three Indians including a woman lawyer and activist have found place in TIME magazine's…

May 24, 2022

Man Shot Dead Near Emar Mutt In Puri

Puri: One person was shot dead at Talucha Sahi near Emar Mutt here on Tuesday…

May 24, 2022

Odisha: Cluster Resource Centre Coordinator Arrested For Taking Rs 20,000 Bribe

Koraput: Cluster Resource Centre Coordinator (CRCC) of Bijaghati section Singhsethi Kissan Kumar in Narayanpatna of…

May 24, 2022

[Watch] Brajrajnagar By-Election: Dharmendra Pradhan Raises Migration & DMF Funds Issues

Jharsuguda: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday hit the campaign trail for BJP candidate Radharani…

May 24, 2022

Indian Grand Prix 4 In Bhubaneswar: Nayana James Pips Ancy Sojan To Win Long Jump Crown

Bhubaneswar: Nayana James produced two efforts over 6.37m to win the high-profile women’s long jump…

May 24, 2022

Man Tied To Moving Truck: OHRC Directs Jagatsinghpur SP To Probe Incident

Bhubaneswar: Taking serious note of the incident in which youth was tied in front a…

May 24, 2022