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News UPDATE: Authorities ID victim seriously hurt in Racine hit-and-run pedestrian crash

by | Nov 17, 2023 | News

RACINE COUNTY, WI — A 27-year-old woman who was left seriously injured after a hit-and-run pedestrian crash last Saturday in Racine has been identified, reports WISN.

Authorities say Catherine Creuziger was crossing Douglas Avenue at Layard Avenue with a friend on November 11 when she was struck by a vehicle that was speeding southbound.

While the striking vehicle fled the scene, Creuziger’s friend, who happens to be a trained paramedic, immediately initiated CPR before first responders arrived on the scene. Creuziger was rushed to a local hospital and then airlifted to Milwaukee’s Froedtert Hospital for treatment of multiple serious injuries, including those to her skull, neck, pelvis, and knee, as well as internal bleeding due to cuts sustained by her spleen and liver.

An update released by WISN on Thursday night indicates that the patient is now awake, is able to consume solid food, and has since been moved out of the intensive care unit.

The hit-and-run suspect, 66-year-old Joaquin Raigoza, was located and taken into custody the same night of the incident with the help of a license plate captured on surveillance video. He has been charged with “hit and run involving great bodily harm” and is currently on house arrest.

Our compassionate team of Milwaukee pedestrian accident attorneys at Lindner Law, LLC is personally motivated in protecting your right to safe travel conditions. If you or a loved one has been hit and injured by a reckless driver, we are prepared to help you fight for maximum compensation. Reach out today at 414-488-6870 or online to book a free, no-obligation consultation.