20-year-old man arrested, suspected in hit-and-run crash that severely injured pedestrian

A 20-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested, suspected in a hit-and-run crash that happened near 51st and Capitol Drive on Wednesday morning, Oct. 9. Surveillance cameras captured a speeding driver slamming into an occupied bus shelter.

Police said he took off on foot after impact but was later arrested. The person inside the bus shelter also walked away, but police said one other person up against a building might not be so lucky.

Officers were dispatched to the intersection around 10 a.m. Wednesday. They said a car was traveling eastbound on W. Fond du Lac Avenue at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control, went airborne, and struck the pedestrian, a light pole and the bus shelter.

The pedestrian, a 62-year-old Milwaukee man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.


By: ThisIsButter (36438.20)

Tags: Car lose control, Crashes, Cars, Vehicles, Accident

Location: Milwaukee