Pick-Up that Killed Pedestrian on Milwaukee’s Southside was Speeding

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Nov 08, 2011 in Car Accidents

Police investigators believe the driver of the pick-up truck that struck Frances Pizarro and her son Sunday night was traveling somewhere between 80-100 mph. Pizarro was pronounced dead at the scene.

The following is an excerpt from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

The 1995 Chevy truck was going between 80 and 100 mph when it hit Frances Pizarro, 49, and her son in a crosswalk at S. 14th St. and W. Greenfield Ave., according to the Milwaukee County medical examiners report released Monday. Pizarro was closest to the truck and was thrown into the air, the report states. Their belongings were thrown about the intersection.

Pizarro fractured her femur, a rib, spinal column and skull and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her son, whose name has not been released, was taken to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, where he was in critical condition Sunday night. He remained hospitalized on Monday. His sister told investigators that she wasn't sure whether he would survive.

The medical examiners report states the crash was captured on videotape, but police are still investigating and have not released any recordings.

The driver of the truck crashed near 600 E. Greenfield Ave. and attempted to flee, jumping into the Milwaukee Harbor. He was apprehended.

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