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West Allis Police looking for hit and run driver that struck woman

Posted at 7:15 AM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 08:42:07-05

WEST ALLIS -- Margaret Balistreri, 59, who has worked in the kitchen at Ascension St. Francis Hospital for 30 years now, was hit by a car while walking home from a store.

It happened Tuesday October 30th, around 8:30 p.m. in the intersection of West Lincoln Avenue and South Beloit Road in West Allis.

"The driver stopped and got out of her car and asked my mom if she was okay," said Dallis Balistreri, Margaret's daughter. "My mom was in shock. The driver then said she was going to move her car. That's when she got back in her car, drove around my mom, and drove off. How could you leave somebody laying in the street?"

Margaret was banged-up and bruised, but she managed to crawl to the sidewalk. She couldn't walk, and her glasses had been knocked off her face.

It was a worker at a business nearby who noticed Margaret near the street and called 911. 

Days later, Margaret is in a lot of pain. She has a fractured pelvis and injuries to her knee and soldier. 

"Someone else did this to her and she has to pay for it," Dallis said. "She's the one stuck with all these medical bills. She supports my dad who has medical issues. She's going to have to come up with rent, food, and other things they need while she's out of work."

The only description West Allis Police have of the driver is that it was a white woman in a sedan.

"We really have nothing to go off," Dallis said. "Someone has to know something. If that driver had an ounce of decency, she would come forward."

If you know or saw anything, you should call West Allis Police at 414-302-8000.

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