Photo: Jim Vondruska / Getty Images
President Joe Biden regretted the attack of the driver of a pickup truck that ran over a crowd participating in a Christmas festival in Waukesha, Wisconsin, leaving at least five dead and 40 injured, including several children.
“While we don’t have all the facts and details yet, we know this morning that Five families in Waukesha face the pain of a life without a loved one“, Said the president. “At least 40 Americans are injured, some of them in critical condition, as a community is struggling to cope with the horrific act of violence.”
The democrat said that he and the first lady Jill Biden they join the consolation of the families of the victims.
“This morning, Jill and I and the entire Biden family … pray in that same spirit to embrace and support all the victims of this tragedy, providing comfort to those recovering from their injuries and comforting the families of those who died,” he said. .
Several videos of the attack circulate on social networks, such as one of Jesús Ochoa, who enjoyed the parade from his home.
“We didn’t understand what was going on … when I noticed the vehicle on top of someone and I heard people yelling and people started to pull over,” he told Reuters.
He added that his family had signed up to participate, but his wife was not feeling well.
“It could have been us,” he said.
Another video shows from a building the exact moment when the truck sped past and hit people.
On social networks there are recordings from different angles that show the moment of terror experienced by the festival goers.
Dozens of children are seen in the parade and as spectators. At least 12 are among the victims.
Police detained Darrell Brooks Jr, 39, a Milwaukee resident, shortly after the attack. The investigations continue their course.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.