People killed and injured by a car during the SXSW Festival in Austin


Some of them have spinal fractures and leg injuries. The driver, a black male, who fled from police on foot, was finally stopped by an officer using a stun gun. He was arrested and will face two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle. He killed a Texas woman on a moped and a Dutch man who was riding a bicycle. The entire incident was video registered on a police dashboard camera. The injured victims were transported to nearby hospitals by the emergency medical teams on standby for the festival. Two victims remained in critical condition because they suffered head injuries.
Police Chief Art Acevedo appreciated that the 21 old suspected drunk driver’s actions were intentional when he hit a group of pedestrians at a high rate of speed. He was driving a Toyota reported stolen in Kileen.
The mayor and police chief of Austin expressed their condolences to the victims’ families. The South by Southwest Festival was organized yearly 27 times before without any major incidents.


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