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News: Child cyclist seriously hurt in West Allis crash, OWI suspect arrested

by | Oct 2, 2023 | News

MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WI — A 9-year-old child was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after being hit by a vehicle in a West Allis crosswalk while riding a bike, reports WISN.

West Allis Police and Fire Department crews responded to the scene in the area of South 84th Street and West National Avenue, where the incident occurred at around 2:20 p.m.

Preliminary details indicate a boy was on a bike and using a marked crosswalk to travel across 84th Street when they were struck by the vehicle.

A witness who came to the child’s aid before first responders arrived said the victim appeared to have been hit head-on. Fire department officials confirmed the boy suffered a head injury, among other serious injuries.

West Allis Police arrested the driver, 73, under suspicion of Operating While Intoxicated at the scene after administering a field sobriety test.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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