Driver Plows Vehicle into Christmas Parade Near Main St and Barstow St, Waukesha, Wisconsin


An SUV was seen speeding through the Waukesha Christmas Parade route on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 while a marching band was playing ‘Jingle Bells.’ (Credit: Waukesha Christmas Parade on Facebook) YouTube Tips ⓘ

Police, firefighters and paramedics responded about 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2021 to a report multiple people were injured when the driver of a red SUV plowed into a crowd and injured at least seven pedestrian at the scene near Main Street and Barstow Street in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

UPDATE: At least 20 injured and fatalities are reported.

Press conference 8:00 p.m. 11/21/21: Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly, Chief of Police Daniel Thompson, Fire Chief Steven Howard presenting.

At least twenty individuals struck. Fatalities were confirmed, but the number of fatalities were not initially released.

A police officer discharged his weapon to attempt to stop the vehicle.

Person of interest in custody, and police are no longer looking for the vehicle.

MABAS Box Alarm to the second level activated; EMS from Waukesha and MABAS mutual aid units transported 11 adults and 12 pediatric patients to 6 area hospitals.

Press conference 9:00 p.m. from Police Chief Daniel Thompson announced that road closures and other closures will continue through tomorrow, and also provided ID checkpoint for residents in the area, and counseling details.

The next press conference is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 22, 2021.

An SUV sped into a Christmas parade in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha on Sunday, leaving multiple people injured, according to local officials and witnesses. FOX6 News Milwaukee’s Sam Kraemer offers a quick update. YouTube Tips ⓘ

There are also reports that at least 30 people were down on the street after the vehicle drove into pedestrians. The offender’s vehicle was possibly a red older model Ford Escape.

Shots were heard during the incident, but there is no official word who fired the shots. A person commented on the Waukesha Police Department officialFacebook page that police shot at the fleeing driver in the vehicle. A video (below) appears to support that information.


Videos captured the incident. A live feed provided by the City of Waukesha captured the incident from a distance, and showed that the driver of the SUV broke through barriers and drove into the parade just behind a school marching band that was in the parade. Another video shows that the band was playing ‘Jingle Bells’ when the vehicle came up from behind the marching band, and appeared to pass the band while the band kept playing.

Waukesha Police posted on their official Facebook page that the family reunification location is at the Metro Transit Center by Bank Street in Waukesha.

Video Stream for 8PM CT Press Conference …

Video Stream for 9PM CT Press Conference …

The mayor of Waukesha, Wisconsin, has confirmed an SUV drove into a crowd Sunday during a Christmas Parade, injuring multiple people. Video from the city’s Facebook page showed the car in question, a red SUV, as it sped along the parade route. Officials now plan to hold a news conference at 8 p.m. CT. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly, Chief of Police Daniel Thompson, Fire Chief Steven Howard speak at the Sunday evening press conference (Video of press conference only/FOX News). YouTube Tips ⓘ

Eyewitness Jeff Wierzelewski discusses what he saw on ‘Fox Report’ after reports a red SUV crashed into a parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin YouTube Tips ⓘ

Google Map Waukesha Christmas Parade shooting with road closures for 'Waukesha Incident (Map data ©2021 Google)
Google Map Waukesha Christmas Parade shooting with road closures for ‘Waukesha Incident (Map data ©2021 Google).

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