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BLOG # 133

Nov 22, 2021 at 8:22:29 AM

Cinco muertos en Wisconsin después de que un conductor arara S.U.V. En el desfile navideño

BLOG # 133

Five Dead in Wisconsin After Driver Plows S.U.V. Into Holiday Parade *

Officials said dozens of people were struck after the vehicle sped down the street during the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis., near Milwaukee.

It was supposed to be a celebratory night in Waukesha, Wis. Dance groups and high school bands and politicians were marching along Main Street in the Milwaukee suburb’s Christmas parade, which was returning from a pandemic hiatus.

Then, just before 4:40 p.m., the driver of a red S.U.V. stormed past barricades and barreled through the crowd, striking dozens. At least five people were killed and more than 40 people were injured, and the numbers could change, city authorities said in a statement late Sunday. Area hospitals reported treating dozens of patients, including many children. It was unclear what might have motivated the episode.

“Today our community faced horror and tragedy in what should have been a community celebration,” said Mayor Shawn Reilly, who described seeing smiling children and happy parents when he marched along the parade route before the incident. “I’m deeply saddened to know that so many in our community went to a parade but ended up dealing with injury and heartache.”

Chief Daniel Thompson of the Waukesha Police Department said on Sunday night that a person of interest was in custody and that there was no further threat. Eyewitnesses described the driver as male, but that was not confirmed by the police. Chief Thompson said shots were fired by the police at the driver.




Opinión

This is grim news for the start of a holiday season week. Esta es una mala noticia para el comienzo de la semana de la temporada navideña.


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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/21/us/wisconsin-parade-crash.html?smid=em-share