Eight children who were injured in a parade carnage last Sunday are still under medical care, with one child being released from a hospital in Wisconsin on Saturday, Nov. 27, according to Fox News.
Four remain in serious condition, with two in fair condition and two in good condition.
The parade tragedy occurred on Nov. 21 in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee, causing the deaths of five and injuries of more than 60 people. On Nov. 23, the death of 8-year-old Jackson Sparks marked the sixth fatality. Jessalyn Torres, an 11-year-old girl, remains on a ventilator fighting for her life a week after the tragedy. She had asked doctors to “glue her back.”
Darrell Brooks, 39, the sole suspect, faced five charges of first-degree intentional homicide and tended to be sentenced to the sixth charge following Sparks’ death.
According to WISN-TV, Wisconsin’s children’s hospital initially accepted 16 patients, ranging from 3 to 16.
Children’s Wisconsin Emergency Department Director Dr. Amy Drendel said that his area used to suffer from similar mass fatality incidents, but he has never seen any cases with such a considerable number of children harmed in recent history.
“Some were unconscious when they arrived,” he said.
Some of the injured are the members of the Waukesha Xtreme Dance Team.
Trista Jerling and her 10-year-old daughter are two who escaped injury. Jerling was holding the team’s banner on the parade path before the suspect’s SUV appeared, plowing through the group.
“It was just chaos everywhere. Very, very, very scary,” she said on Nov. 22.
Jerling added: “All of a sudden, I saw this car go screaming by. Actually, some landed in front of me. I ran over there. I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, my kids.’ So I ran over there, and there was just chaos, people running everywhere.”
Her daughter, Katalyn, said she was crying and very frightened.
“I looked back, and I saw a girl go flying. I was looking so all I saw was people go flying. So I was like, ‘What is going on here?” She said, “There was a lot of chaos.”
The little girl described that she realized up to 10 members of the group had been injured.
“We have a few that are critical. Most of them are in Children’s right now. A lot of them not doing well,” Katalyn added.