County Executive Chris Abele
Press Release

County Highway Worker Hit While Helping Car Stuck in the Snow

A Milwaukee County Highway Maintenance Supervisor was hit by a car around noon today near 73rd and Silver Spring Drive.

By - Feb 2nd, 2015 02:52 pm

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is reminding people to slow down or move over for work crews and emergency vehicles, especially on roads that may still be slippery.

A Milwaukee County Highway Maintenance Supervisor was hit by a car around noon today near 73rd and Silver Spring Drive; he was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The employee was checking on conditions of the roads when he saw an elderly woman whose car was stuck in a snow bank. He got out of his truck and was helping the woman get her car back onto the road when he was hit from behind by another vehicle.

“This employee was trying to help someone in need and now he is in the hospital. This incident should be a wake-up call for everyone to slow down,” County Executive Abele said.

Milwaukee Police have cited the driver of the vehicle that struck the employee for driving too fast for conditions.

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