Two separate West Allis car accidents have left a Milwaukee family grieving for a woman and her adult son.
Both Milwaukee auto accidents occurred on Sunday, April 29. The first accident happened at about 1:00 a.m. on the 1500 block of South 81st Street. Forty-five-year-old Mary J. Moore was laying in the street when she was struck by a vehicle. A witness said that it looked like the vehicle hit a speed bump and that he didn’t realize it was a person until he reached the victim. The driver left the scene, but was later located by the police and arrested for leaving the scene of an accident. Ms. Moore had been drinking and the driver that hit her is also suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. The Milwaukee car crash remains under investigation and police are trying to determine how Ms. Moore ended up in the street.
At about 5:30 a.m., Ms. Moore’s son, 22-year-old Thomas M. Olson, heard about the accident and asked a friend to drive him to the hospital to see his mother. The driver was speeding to the hospital when he lost control of his vehicle and struck three parked cars at the corner of West Becher Street and West National Avenue. The car overturned and Olson was killed. The driver and two other passengers were injured. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
This unusual series of events should serve as a reminder that even in an emergency; it is not safe to drive with someone who has been drinking. It is better to wait to see a loved one than to risk becoming a Wisconsin accident victim.