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News: Driver arrested after car hits pedestrian during pursuit near Humboldt Park

by | Nov 2, 2022 | News

MILWAUKEE, WI — A 33-year-old woman was taken into custody Monday after a police chase and a pedestrian crash near Humboldt Park in Milwaukee’s south side, reports TMJ4.

The incident occurred near East Euclid Avenue and South Lenox Street, in the city’s Bay View neighborhood. Milwaukee Police initially responded to the area at about 5:00 p.m., after receiving a call about a reckless driver.

Officers tried to pull over the vehicle, but its female driver continued traveling away at “low speeds.” While fleeing authorities, the vehicle collided with another passenger vehicle and then a police car. At one point, the vehicle jumped a curb and entered a grassy area of Humboldt Park. It then appeared to intentionally hit a 34-year-old woman who was walking her dog.

Authorities said the pedestrian was not injured, but the striking driver was arrested shortly after officers broke through her car window.

The driver now faces a number of charges that are being referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. They include “recklessly endangering safety” in the first degree and fleeing.

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