Children's Hospital Treats 18 Patients Injured During Waukesha Christmas Parade Incident

At least five people were killed and 48 others injured when a suspect “intentionally” drove an SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, November 21, police said during a press conference on Monday.

Children’s Wisconsin admitted 18 patients to their emergency department on Sunday night after they “immediately prepared for a surge of patients after receiving notification from law enforcement,” the hospital wrote in a press release.

The children, aged 3 to 16, suffered injuries ranging from “facial abrasions, to broken bones, to serious head injuries,” the hospital said.

Six young patients were sent to surgery on Sunday night and two others were scheduled to undergo surgery on Monday, according to the hospital.

The Waukesha Police Department is referring five counts of first-degree intentional homicide for suspect Darrell Brooks, with additional charges based on the investigation, Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said. Brooks was fleeing from a “domestic disturbance" at the time, according to police.

Live Zoom footage of Children’s Wisconsin’s news conference shows chief medical officer Dr Michael Gutzeit, emergency department and trauma center medical director Dr Amy Drendel, and pediatric intensive care unit medical director Dr Michael Meyer delivering statements. Credit: Children’s Wisconsin via Storyful

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