‘Left in the curb’: West Allis mother hit by car, driver flees
WEST ALLIS (CBS 58) – A West Allis woman was hit by a car as she was walking home from the grocery store. The driver fled the scene leaving the woman lying in the road. Now, her children are looking for answers.
The victim, 59-year-old Margaret Balistreri, was hit by a car in the crosswalk near W Lincoln Avenue and W Beloit Road in West Allis on October 30. Her daughter, Dallis Balistreri tells CBS 58 News the driver stepped out of the car at first.
“She got out of her car and said, ‘Oh my God, are you OK?’” Dallis said.
But, what’s most upsetting for the family is what happened next.
“The lady spoke to her and said ‘Well I have to move my car I'll be right back. I'm just going to pull up over there,’ and she took off.” Dallis said.
Dallis said a witness pumping gas down the street called police.
“It's hurtful to know that someone would do this and leave her like that,” Dallis said. “My mother does not deserve to be left in the curb.”
Margaret fractured her pelvis and can’t walk. She hurt her knee and shoulder too.
“She needs help with anything she does right now,” Margaret’s Son Alex Balistreri said.
West Allis Police tell CBS 58 News they don’t have much information on the suspect, only that the Caucasian female driver had long hair and was in a Sedan. Dallis and Alex are hoping a witness will come forward with more information and want the driver to do the right thing.
“If you have an ounce of decency in your soul turn yourself in,” Dallis said. “I'm angry at you. I'm hurt that you would leave my mother lying in the street.”
Margaret is out of work because of her injuries and is dealing with medical bills. The family started a GoFundMe page to help with costs.
If you have any information about the hit and run, please contact the West Allis Police Department.