Posted on Feb 26, 2010

A man, who ignored police barricades, entered the scene of an accident and hit a firefighter has been arrested.

The suspect, whose name was not yet available, was arrested when police used his license plate information to track him to his home.

The 37-year-old from Pewaukee drove through a barricade and into the scene of an accident in Milwaukee.  He then proceeded through the scene, despite shouts and orders from police and other emergency workers.  According to Lieutenant Charles Stamschror the suspect completely ignored firefighter's orders. 

"When we stopped him and asked him to back up, he put it in gear and plowed into my driver," said Lt. Stamschror. "It put him right on the hood of the car.  He ran my fire fighter over."

 Crews from Engine 18 were attempting to treat the injured accident victims when the man entered the scene.  Linda Brazil was involved in the original accident and was sitting in her car when the hit and run occurred. 

"I was glad I wasn't in his way," said Brazil, "because he was driving very fast."

The injured firefighter was treated and released for injuries stemming from the crash.


The staff and attorneys at Hupy & Abraham send our best wishes to the injured firefighter.  We hope that he makes a full and speedy recovery.