Posted on May 08, 2012

A woman has died and a child is recovering after a Milwaukee auto accident involving a school bus and an SUV.

On the night of Friday, April 20th on Milwaukee's West Side, 27-year-old Contessa Holt was driving a black SUV when she ran a red light at the intersection of N. 20th St. and W. Highland Ave. and drove into the path of a Joy Farm school bus that was carrying one passenger, the driver’s 5-year-old nephew. The crash was severe with both vehicles erupting in flames, the front of the school bus ripped off and the SUV damaged beyond recognition.

Ms. Holt sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.

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The driver and passenger of the school bus sustained serious injuries, the boy sustaining a skull and facial fracture. Both victims were extricated by police officers and taken to Froedert Hospital. The driver was treated and released while the child was transferred to Children’s Hospital, where he recovered to stable condition.

No one expects a Milwaukee accident to affect his or her life. When a loved one is injured or killed in a Wisconsin car crash, family and friends are left wondering why. Ms. Holt was a longtime friend of the both the school bus driver and the child’s mother, which makes this accident especially hard to understand.

The Wisconsin car accident attorneys at Hupy and Abraham would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to all the families involved in this terrible tragedy.