Five dead after driver capsizes SUV at holiday parade in Wisconsin
“When he made that right turn, he got really dangerous,” said Mr. Hickey.
Angelito Tenorio, a candidate for state treasurer, had just finished marching in the parade and was circling back Main Street when he saw an SUV speeding along the way.
“Suddenly I heard a loud bang,” said Mr. Tenorio, an alderman for nearby West Allis. “Then I heard the deaf cries and screams. It was very gut-blasting. ,
He described a chaotic scene that left him stunned and stunned.
“People were running, crying, leaving behind their belongings,” he said. “When the crowd moved away, it looked like there were people on the ground who might have been hit by the vehicle.”
In a video posted on the city’s Facebook page, the SUV can be seen speeding down the parade route and screams of people can be heard in the crowd. Then, seconds later, a police officer runs in, followed by a group of children as several police vehicles stop to demonstrate.
Peggy Tom, 58, said that after the car passed behind her, she went down the street looking for a friend, who later learned she was injured.
“Stacks of equipment,” said Ms. Tom, “and shoes.”
Others passing through the chaotic scene, he said, were shouting the names of lost loved ones.
Don Paul Brown, a city alderman, was marching in the parade with the mayor, but had already left and had not seen what had happened. He said the city is celebrating its 125th anniversary.
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