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Twin girls hospitalized after they were hit on Bluemound; stranger found cell phone & called Mom

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Two 16-year-old twin girls remain hospitalized after they were hit by a pickup truck while crossing Bluemound Road on Tuesday, February 17th. The girls were on their way home from school.

Nicole Phillips is the girls' aunt. She is in Phoenix, as the rest of the family is stationed at Children's Hospital as the girls recover.

Phillips says her nieces Morgan and Megan were heading home from school when it happened. Police say they were crossing Bluemound Road at 62nd Street when they were struck by a pickup truck. Phillips says initially one sister was taken to Froedtert Hospital and the other to Children's Hospital.

"Thankfully both girls have been moved to Children's now so they are in the same room and being twins, it's very important for them to be near each other because Morgan was very worried about Megan when the impact happened," Phillips said.

Phillips says Megan took the brunt of the impact.

"She has some facial breaks and fractures. Her face hit the concrete," Phillips said.

Morgan may have suffered kidney damage.

FOX6 News spoke with a woman who saw the aftermath of the incident.

"I noticed blood in the street and spray painted markings of bodies -- the way people were laid out. It's just really sad to see that," Jenny Gast said.

The girls' aunt says another woman who saw what happened found one of the girls' phones and called their mother.

"Amongst all of her belongings after they were hit in the car accident, the woman picked up a phone, and found the word Mom in the phone and dialed -- found my sister and contacted my sister and told her her children were hit," Phillips said.

Phillips says there has been an outpouring of support for her nieces. She says the family has been with the girls at Children's Hospital. We're told they were visited Wednesday by their school principal.

Police said Tuesday the pickup truck's driver, a 29-year-old Milwaukee man, stayed at the scene and was cooperating with the investigation.

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7 comments

    • laura

      That was my exact thought on that comment! Who are you? Who gives a care if the people in Milwaukee gave the statement. I pray these young ladies are OK family probably too broken up to say anything. God bless them keep His arms surrounding them.

  • sandi

    Perhaps the aunt is the family spokesperson. I don’t think I’d be able to talk to anyone if my children were hurt and were the top news story. So many people appear to have helped these young ladies during this accident and that’s what is important. I hope the girls heal quickly.

  • deborah

    I know the mother, she is a great mother, and a great woman. She has raised 4 children on her on. And has done a great job. She is one Hack of a woman!!! And has for the girls you could not ask for sweeter children. My prayers are with all of the family. G- Mom. I luv all of U.

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