20 injured after vehicle capsizes at Christmas parade in US

Police said several people have been taken to hospital. (Representative)


More than 20 people were injured when a vehicle hit a Christmas parade in the US state of Wisconsin on Sunday evening.

Officials were still gathering information about the incident that occurred just after 4:30 p.m. (2230 GMT), as spectators in the city of Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb, watched the annual tradition.

“A red SUV came to our Christmas parade that we were holding in town,” Police Chief Dan Thompson told reporters. “More than 20 people were injured as a result of this incident.”

“A suspicious vehicle has been recovered by the Waukesha Police Department. Its investigation is underway,” he said. He said officials have identified the person interested.

Angelito Tenorio, who is running for Wisconsin state treasurer, was at the parade and told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he “saw an SUV cross over, just put the pedal to the metal and zoomed to full speed along the parade route.” “

“And then we heard a loud bang, and just the cries and screams of deaf people who were hit by the vehicle,” he said.

Police said several people have been taken to hospital.

The city’s footage showed the SUV speeding in a parade behind a school marching band, the Journal Sentinel reported.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said he and his wife are “praying tonight for Waukesha and all the children, families and community members affected by this senseless act.”

“We are in touch with local partners as we await further information,” he said.

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