At least seven people died and six were injured when a man ran over a group of people at a bus stop this Sunday in Brownsville, Texas (USA), in front of a shelter for the homeless, which also serves as a center for immigrants.
As reported by the Brownsville Police (border city with Mexico) to ABC News, a man was arrested for what happened. The reasons for the accident have not yet been confirmed, but as explained by Lieutenant martin sandoval to the local channel KRGV, it is being investigated whether it could have been intentional.
At around 8:30 a.m. local time (1:30 p.m. GMT), the Police received notice that a Land Rover had run over several people who were waiting at a bus stop.
Upon arrival they found that there were seven people dead at the scene and six more were taken to the hospital with minor or serious injuries.
The driver was stopped by several witnesses and held until the police arrived. He is receiving medical attention and is undergoing tests to detect if he had used drugs or alcohol.
The injured are still being counted, Sandoval said, since some of them were transferred in ambulances.
The lieutenant explained that the center is a shelter for the homeless, but at this time, due to the immigration crisis that the border is experiencing, it is full of immigrants.
The event occurs when there are only a few days to go until the end, on May 11, of theto immigration regulations Title 42, a measure adopted by former Republican President Donald Trump (2017-2021) and later continued by Democratic President Joe Biden to expel migrants on the grounds of the covid-19 pandemic.
To prepare for the possible problems generated by the end of this regulation, due to the possible increase in the migratory flow, they will be deployed at the border 1,500 US military to support Border Patrol agents.