Police: Suspect arrested from hit-and-run crash on Milwaukee’s south side

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police say a 33-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, October 12th in connection with a hit-and-run crash that happened on October 5th near Cesar Chavez Drive and Greenfield Avenue.

The crash critically wounded Amy Mayek, who has since awakened from a medically-induced coma.

Hit-and-run near Cesar Chavez & Greenfield

Hit-and-run near Cesar Chavez & Greenfield

Police say Mayek was crossing the street around 2:00 a.m. on October 5th when a vehicle struck her. The vehicle then fled the scene. The incident was captured by surveillance cameras on Mian's Oil gas station.

Mayek suffered very serious injuries and was treated at the scene by the Milwaukee Fire Department.

Amy Mayek (PHOTO: GoFundMe.com)

Amy Mayek (PHOTO: GoFundMe.com)

Mayek's family indicated Amy had a bit of a set-back on Thursday. She is now back in intensive care -- dealing with a pneumonia.

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  • Graciela

    2 am,like u would think in beer town ud watch for drunk drivers,why was she walking alone on who’re street?sad but true what’s next another girl on Lincoln AV next at um 2 am?!

  • Lisa

    Amy had a pretty active afternoon. She was awake from about 2:00 till about 7:00 when they finaly gave her a low dose of sedation to let her body rest. She continues to ask for water and also wants to use the phone, even though she knows she cant talk. She did have the restraints off for a while but she tries to get up and it became a danger to her safety and they had to put the restraints back on. She was running a low grade fever of about 100 so they gave her some tylenol. They said the fever is normal after surgery. They are still getting a lot of secretions out of her lungs. She was breathing on her own for several hours today, but the dr said its very draining on her body and she did stop breathing because she got to tired so they had to turn the machine back on to help her breathe. So for the remainder of the evening the machine will be at 30% and she will be mildly sedated so her body can rest and we can do it all over again tomorrow. Each time she should get stronger and be able to breath on her own for longer periods of time, so hopefully
    tomorrow will be even better.