Crime Child injured in Waukesha Christmas parade attack released from hospital
At least 20 people injured after SUV slammed into Wisconsin Christmas parade, authorities say
An SUV sped into a Christmas parade in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, leaving at least 20 people injured, authorities said Sunday. Your browser does not support this video Police in Waukesha, located about 20 miles west of Milwaukee, were urging people to avoid the downtown area. Mayor Shawn Reilly told WITI in Milwaukee that he does not believe there is any current danger to the public. Videos posted to social media, including a live feed of the parade operated by the City of Waukesha, show a red SUV breaking through barriers and speeding into the roadway where the parade was taking place.
One of the children injured last weekend when Darrell Brooks allegedly barreled his SUV into the Waukesha, Wisc., Christmas parade was released from the hospital Saturday.
Children’s Wisconsin provided no other details, including the child’s identity or injuries, but said they were able to return home Saturday afternoon.
Eight children remain hospitalized there — four in serious condition, two in fair condition and two in good condition — of the 16 originally admitted last Sunday, according to hospital officials.
Six people, including 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, were killed in the crash. Virginia Sorenson, 79; LeAnna Owen, 71; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52; and Wilhelm Hospel, 81, also died from their injuries.
Police: 'Some' killed when SUV hits Christmas parade
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — An SUV driver sped through a police line and into a parade of Christmas marchers on Sunday, hitting more than 20 adults and children in a horrifying scene captured by the city’s livestream and the cellphones of onlookers. Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said “some” people had been killed but would not give an exact number. A person was in custody, he said, but he did not give any indication of motive. One video shows aWaukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said “some” people had been killed but would not give an exact number. A person was in custody, he said, but he did not give any indication of motive.
Eight children remain hospitalized a week after the crash. (-/)
Brooks has been charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the parade incident, and prosecutors are expected to add a sixth for Sparks, who died days later.
Police believe the deadly crash was not terrorism, but that Brooks was fleeing from a crime scene minutes earlier and inadvertently drove into and through the procession, despite not being chased.
Brooks had just been released from jail two days before the crash after paying the $1,000 bail for charges including domestic abuse. The victim, reportedly the mother of his child, claimed Brooks had punched her, then chased her to a gas station parking lot and run her over with his car. Her left pant leg had tire tracks imprinted on it.
His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 14.
6th Intentional Homicide Charge Added For Driver Who Crashed Into Wisconsin Christmas Parade .
The sixth charge is for victim Jackson Sparks, an 8-year-old boy who was walking in the parade with his 12-year-old brother Tucker, who was also injured.The sixth charge is for victim Jackson Sparks, an 8-year-old boy who was walking in the parade with his 12-year-old brother Tucker, who was also injured in the crash, The Associated Press reported. If convicted, each charge has a life sentence.