Hartford mom asks for community's help in finding hit-and-run suspect that left her and her two boys injured
Milwaukee police say they're still looking for the suspect's car.
Danielle Eager and her two boys were on their way to see Jurassic World Live at Fiserv Forum. Eager says she was obeying the signal and was already halfway through the crosswalk when a car quickly came around the corner and hit them.
Eager and her two sons 8-year-old Brayson and 5-year-old Dayton are now at home recovering. She says they're badly bruised, but have no broken bones.
"I'm just really thankful to have my kids today," said Eager. "That's all that matters is my kids are okay."
Eager stepped in front of the car to shield her sons, she says the car that hit them was going anywhere from 35 to 40 miles per hour.
"He kept going with me on top of the hood and my husband tried to get him to stop, and that's when I rolled off the car further up the road a little bit," Eager says.
After they were hit, she saw her 5-year-old son lying on the ground unconscious.
"I was crawling to him and bystanders were there and they thought he was dead because his eyes were rolling to the back of his head and he was unconscious," adds Eager.
Parents coming out of Jurassic World Live were outraged to hear about what happened.
"It's so scary, because that could happen to anybody so I just feel like people just need to really focus on driving, stop texting and driving, there are little ones out here," said Shalimar Desarden, who went to Jurassic World Live with her son and husband.
"Nobody ever slows down around here, everyone is just driving," said Haley Thomas, who lives near Fiserv Forum. "I know we all have places to be but you have got to watch for pedestrians especially and watch the signage and always know the pedestrians have the right of way, it's unbelievable."
Milwaukee police are looking for a 2018 silver Chevy Malibu with a license plate possibly containing the letters KCV on them.
"People need to start coming together as a community and get these people off the streets," says Eager.
"I'm actually not shocked," said Ald. Bob Bauman, City of Milwaukee District 4. "It seems to be an epidemic that's plaguing our community and I know the city is very concerned about this."
Ald. Bauman says last Friday the city added $1.2 million dollars toward bettering road designs, signals and pedestrian safety, but feels ultimately dangerous drivers are the ones who need to change their behavior.
"It boils down to individual behavior by people behind the wheel and the choices they make and why they make those choices and government is very limited in our ability to change people's behavior," adds Ald. Bauman.
In an effort to tackle the dangerous driving epidemic, city leaders are inviting the community to come to a listening session on reckless driving on Tuesday, November 12 at 6 p.m. at South Division High School located at 1515 W. Lapham Blvd. The listening session is one of at least two public meetings held by the city's Carjacking and Reckless Driving Task Force.