Well over a month ago 17 year old Travis Weber, of Waukesha, was stuck by a police patrol car. The cyclist was crossing the intersection of Lincoln Ave. and Les Paul Parkway (Highway 59/164) when the police car hit him. Weber was taken by Flight for Life to Children's Hospital. Since then he has been released, however, reporters were unable to ascertain if he was still be treated elsewhere or was back home.
Though a state accident report has been filed by Waukesha Police the accident is still under investigation. The report states that officer Ian DeKarske left skid marks before striking the bike. Though this seems to indicate that the officer attempted to avoid the accident, official word on the length of skid marks and any attempts to miss the cyclist have not been given. In addition, the report also states that the bicyclist was wearing dark colored clothing and that there are no streetlights near the intersection.
Officer DeKarske was on his way to assist another officer at the time of the accident. He was not using his lights or sirens at the time. Though the report form does not state how fast DeKarske was going the speed limit on that portion of the road is 45 mph.
Trooper Matthew Johnson, a reconstruction specialist, stated that he would forward it to the Waukesha County district attorney's office for review.The staff and attorneys at Hupy & Abraham hope that the injured cyclist is on his way to making a full recovery.