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Car accidents: Amputation required after hit-and-run accident

Hit-and-run drivers leave everyone searching for answers following an accident. While police officers search for the perpetrators involved in these car accidents, victims are left to deal with the emotional trauma, damage to vehicle or even personal physical injuries. A Wisconsin man recently suffered a devastating injury following a hit-and-run incident.

According to Milwaukee police officers, a 71-year-old retiree was walking toward a school one morning. As he crossed a street near an intersection, a car struck him. Reports show that the driver did not stop and kept driving. The impact crushed the man's legs, broke his ribs and elbow and dislocated his shoulder. He also suffered damage to his spine.

As a result of the injuries, the man's leg had to be amputated. Though the man had retired, his family reported that he had remained very active. In fact, he had worked as a school crossing guard for almost a decade. The decision to amputate was particularly difficult, as the man had previously marched for various causes in the civil rights movement.

The victim's family reports that the man will be undergoing rehabilitation and will be away from home for an extended period of time. The man will hopefully be fitted with a prosthetic leg in the future. Police are searching for the driver of the car and have used surveillance video to identify the make and model.  

Should this driver be located and identified, the victim may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. A Wisconsin personal injury attorney can provide assistance should victims of similar car accidents decide to pursue litigation. An experienced lawyer will work with clients to obtain an compensatory award that can help offset expenses for hospital stays, medical expenses, therapy and rehabilitation.

Source:, ""'His life is forever changed:" Crossing guard's leg amputated after hit-and-run; driver at large", A. J. Bayatpour, Nov. 13, 2017

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