Texas IS a Dangerous place these days…..
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (KVEO) – An eighth person has died after a driver ran over a group of people waiting at a bus stop in Brownsville, Texas on Sunday.
The victims were at a bus stop in front of the Ozanam Center, a shelter for migrants and homeless people in the Texas border city, at 8:30 a.m. when they were hit. The collision does not appear to have been accidental, police said.
Seven people died at the scene, Lt. Martin Sandoval said Sunday morning. An eighth person died Sunday evening, Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez confirmed to Nexstar’s KVEO.
Shelter director Victor Maldonado said he reviewed the shelter’s surveillance video on Sunday morning after receiving a call about the crash.
The city bus stop is across the street from the shelter and is not marked. There was no bench, and people waiting there were sitting along the curb, Maldonado said. He said most of the victims were Venezuelan men.
“What we see in the video is that this SUV, a Range Rover, just ran the light that was about a hundred feet away and just went through the people who were sitting there in the bus stop,” Maldonado said.
He said the SUV flipped after running up on the curb and continued moving for about 200 feet. Some people who were walking on the sidewalk about 30 feet away from the main group were also hit, Maldonado said.
In addition to those killed, Sandoval said 10 people were taken to area hospitals….
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