Posted on Sep 24, 2013

Recently, a Hupy and Abraham employee witnessed something that should serve as a warning to those who don’t think pedestrian awareness is important.

While driving to work one morning, in the middle of rush hour, the employee saw a police officer, walking in a clearly marked pedestrian crosswalk, almost get run over by a speeding driver who was barely able to stop in the nick of time.

How did the police officer react? He simply pointed to the painted crosswalk on the ground and kept walking. No citation or even a written warning was issued by the police officer to the careless driver that nearly killed him!

Furthermore, this whole episode took place right in front of a police station and there were still no repercussions for the driver! If police aren’t going to issue pedestrian right-of-way citations to speeding drivers who nearly kill one of their own right in front of a police station in broad daylight, then what is it going to take?

Hupy and Abraham shareholder Michael Hupy recently went on live television to promote pedestrian awareness and sent letters to all metro Milwaukee mayors and police chiefs, demanding enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws.

As a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer, Attorney Hupy is trying to fulfill his social responsibility of reducing the frequency and severity of accidents. Inexplicably, the Milwaukee Police Department hasn’t done their part by stepping up enforcement.

Fortunately, the police departments of West Allis, Shorewood and Bayside are getting on board with the idea of protecting pedestrians. Each of these police departments has requested “Yield To Pedestrians” bumper stickers that Hupy and Abraham has been distributing for FREE for over a year now.

Hopefully, MPD will follow suit before anyone else, maybe even one of their own, becomes the next injury victim of a pedestrian accident.

Jill Erin Wellskopf
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