Some calling for change on Brady after latest hit-and-run incident

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A 27-year-old woman has yet to be charged after allegedly hitting a man crossing Brady Street early Sunday morning, November 10th -- and then allegedly fleeing the scene.

Surveillance video obtained by FOX6 News shows the man walking in a marked crosswalk near Brady and Arlington before he's hit by a car.

WARNING: The video associated with this story may be disturbing to some.

“I couldn`t believe it. The guy`s walking across the street and this car just comes out of nowhere. And the next thing you know, he`s up and over the car,” witness Nick Orlando said.

Because of this and previous incidents on Brady Street -- some are calling for change, including Orlando.

"You're not expecting it. It's pretty shocking. You can see the people behind him, kind of walking and then just abruptly stop right as he gets hit. It really didn’t look like they were watching that much," Orlando said.

Orlando lives on Brady Street, and says people walking or driving and not paying attention is a big problem in the area.

“You got people running across the street to go to a bar that isn’t closed yet, and you see near misses all the time," Orlando said.

In May, it wasn't a near miss that Orlando saw.

“In front of my house, somebody hit a pedestrian on a bicycle. He was in the middle of the road. The guy took off," Orlando said.

On most weekends, Jessica Lueth serves as a bartender at Malone's on Brady. She says she sees many incidents that could end the way Sunday morning's incident did.

“I feel as though cars need to be a little more cautious along with the people because not every car is going to stop. Honestly it’s to the point where we either need more stop and go lights or a stop sign because a simple crosswalk doesn’t mean anything to drivers," Lueth said.

Orlando agrees.

“A lot of times, the signs that are in the middle of the street, you see cars either hitting them or the signs kind of move out of the way. It almost provides a distraction for the driver. A sign isn’t going to make people really pay attention. They’ll stop if they see a police officer. They’ll slow down. They don’t want to get a ticket. As you can see it didn’t really do too much this weekend," Orlando said.

Police say the man struck suffered serious injuries.

1 Comment

  • jesse

    in my car on brady near van buren i was struck hit and run,the driver shut the lights and took off speeding in a mercedes minimum 40-45mph,couldn’t give chase,anyways right nearby 7 MPD officers eating in zaynas pizza wouldn’t do anything because it wasn’t their district,they were upset about district patrols being re-divisioned.even threatened to cuff me in his squad for bothering their dinner.wouldn’t even phone it in.”you should drive downtown to state st.and fle a report”says the arrogant officer.at 1030-11pm it was.no help because of politics.

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