Milwaukee, WI (August 29, 2023) – Police in Milwaukee say a 30-year-old male driver was arrested after he struck a young boy and fled the scene. The incident was reported to officials in the area at around 3:15 p.m. on August 28.
Reports from local sources show the crash happened near the intersection of West Fond Du Lac Avenue and Hoyt Place. A speeding vehicle struck an 11-year-old boy attempting to cross the street with his bike.
The vehicle then fled the scene without stopping to render aid or wait for police to arrive. The vehicle was described as a white four-door sedan. Paramedics helped the injured victim at the scene and promptly took him to the hospital.
Police in Milwaukee continue to investigate the circumstances of the wreck.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
Wisconsin Pedestrian Crashes
Pedestrians, especially children, are some of the most vulnerable individuals on our roadways in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. Pedestrians are not likely to understand the rules of the road as easily as adults, placing them at higher risk. In 2021, it was reported that 54 pedestrians lost their lives in Wisconsin pedestrian collisions, and several others sustained injuries. If you or someone you love has been negatively affected by a serious pedestrian collision, it is vital to speak with a lawyer as soon as you can.
Suffering injuries in a pedestrian collision may be a life-changing experience that you or a loved one are not ready to face alone. Several severe injuries result from these crashes that can force victims into the hospital for days or weeks at a time. Some of these injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
The injuries that you sustain in a pedestrian accident can leave you feeling alone and desperate. This is why you should be prepared to speak with a Milwaukee pedestrian accident attorney in a timely manner following your crash.
It may be difficult to move forward after a serious pedestrian collision, especially one that has affected a child. Our attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. are here to assist you during this difficult time in your life. Having the help of an attorney on your side greatly increases your chances of success when it comes to your claim. We will help you gain the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney at (608) 471-5365 to find out how we can help you in your dire time of need.
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