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Driver charged after driving on sidewalk and running over pedestrian

Posted at 9:53 AM, Oct 14, 2019

A driver who lost control of his vehicle, ran over a pedestrian and crashed into a bus shelter has been charged.

Bryan Brown, 20, was driving eastbound on West Fond du Lac Avenue Wednesday when a driver turned left in front of him and he lost control of his vehicle.

From there, Brown drove onto the sidewalk, collided with a traffic signal and a fire hydrant and ran over a 60-year-old man who was lying on the sidewalk.

Brown's vehicle came to a halt when he crashed into a Milwaukee County Transit bus shelter, injuring one person who was sitting inside.

Brown initially fled the scene of the crash, but witnesses who saw the crash followed him and returned him to the scene.

The man who Brown ran over was unconscious when emergency personnel arrived. He was taken to Froedtert Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for severe head injuries and traumatic injuries to his body. He is currently on life support and is in critical condition.

The person who was inside the bus shelter at the time of the crash sustained lacerations and pain to his arm.

After reviewing Brown's DOT record, officials found he has a suspended Wisconsin driver's license.

Brown is charged with knowingly operate motor vehicle while suspended - cause great bodily harm and hit and run - great bodily harm.