South Milwaukee mom asks for help in finding driver who hit two teens at Grant Park
SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A South Milwaukee mom is asking for the community’s help in finding the person who hit and injured two teenagers at Grant Park late Thursday night, Aug. 13.
The two South Milwaukee teens, both 16 years old, were riding a gas powered scooter through Grant Park when they felt a car hit them from the back. When they regained the strength to look up, the car had already driven away.
“You think the worst immediately and pray for the best,” said Tammy Fisher.
Tammy Fisher got the call just after midnight Friday. Her son, Camryn Wollert, and his friend had just been hit by a car.
“When I talked to him on the phone he was hysterical, he was crying, I didn’t know what to think,” added Fisher.
“I thought I was going to pass out and maybe die there,” said Camryn Wollert, who was struck by the car.
Fisher says Wollert was hit right before 11:45 p.m. on Thursday night. He was riding the motorized scooter to his girlfriend’s house with his friend.
“Out of nowhere we just felt like something hit us from the back super hard and we went flying, I went flying over the handlebars,” said Wollert.
Wollert says his vision started to go blurry and his hearing started to dim, so he wasn’t able to get a description of the car.
“They struck them from behind, by the time they came up the car was completely gone, nobody stopped to check on them or anything,” said Fisher.
“I don’t know how anybody could do that,” Wollert added.
At the hospital, Wollert was diagnosed with a concussion. He has deep cuts, road rash and bruises all over his body but luckily didn’t suffer any broken bones. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office met them at the hospital and says the case is currently under investigation.
“It feels like needles are poking into me just over and over again,” said Wollert.
“I can’t imagine the thought of---or what goes through somebody’s mind to just keep going,” said Fisher.
Fisher says she’s talked to Wollert about being out past curfew, but wants the driver to come forward and do the right thing.
“It’s something you did, live up to it. You know, do what you got to do to make it right,” said Fisher.
Fisher asks community members with surveillance along Lake Drive near Grant Park to check their footage. Anyone with information is asked to call the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office.