MILWAUKEE, WI — A 14-year-old boy was injured Sunday evening due to a pedestrian crash on West Fond du Lac Avenue in northwest Milwaukee, reports TMJ4.
Milwaukee Police said the boy was crossing the road at the intersection with North 35th Street, in the Sherman Park neighborhood, when he was struck by a vehicle. Officers were called to the scene shortly after 7:30 p.m.
No information about the striking vehicle has been released, but the driver, a 20-year-old man, remained at the scene after the incident and cooperated with authorities.
Although an investigation remains underway, the teen is believed to have run into the roadway while fleeing a man who was reportedly attacking him inside a nearby business, and the driver does not appear to be at fault.
The teen was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, including a liver laceration and a number of cuts and bruises. As of this writing, his family said he may be able to be discharged from the hospital Friday to continue recovering at home.
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