3 sets of siblings are among the injured

Alan Johnson, vice president of critical care and specialty services at ProHealth Care based in Waukesha, Wisconsin
Alan Johnson, vice president of critical care and specialty services at ProHealth Care based in Waukesha, Wisconsin (CNN)

Alan Johnson, vice president of critical care and specialty services at ProHealth Care based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, provided an update on those who were treated at a nearby hospital after an SUV plowed into a Christmas parade.

Johnson said during a news conference that 48 victims of the parade were transported to area hospital, where 29 were taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital, which Johnson noted was just a few blocks away from the parade route.

“Victims started arriving very quickly after the incident. In fact, many of ProHealth Care staff were attending the parade, witnessed this tragedy, and provided immediate first aid to victims,” Johnson said.

Johnson said that both children and adults were brought in to receive care.

“There were many children among the victims brought to Waukesha Memorial. After initial assessment, stabilization and treatment, we transferred 11 of those to Children’s of Wisconsin. Four victims were admitted to Waukesha Memorial, they are all currently stable and many of them will likely discharge from the hospital today,” he said.

Johnson also said that one victim that was brought to Waukesha Memorial Hospital was pronounced dead on arrival.

Twelve others who were treated in the emergency department were released.

“In addition to those who were on duty at Waukesha Memorial last night, many others rushed to the hospital to help. They included nearly every one of our emergency department physicians, countless surgeons and an anesthesiologists, hospitalists and nurses. What I saw on display last night in response to this crisis was nothing less than the highest level of professionalism,” Johnson added.

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