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Teen on life support after being hit by car near 27th and Vine

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee teen is on life support after being hit by a car.

"Every morning... daily routine is make sure they get to the bus stop and he did that," said Deanna Isom, sister of the victim.

On Monday morning, 16-year-old Deandre Isom Jr. walked his siblings to 27th and Vine.

"He was able to get the younger two across the street but he didn't make it," said Latasha James, aunt of the victim. "The car did hit him on 27th and Vine."

Isom Jr. is currently on life support at Children's Hospital.

His family says after the car hit him, he landed down the street with very serious injuries.

"He has a severe brain injury where they did take a large piece of his right skull out, for him to have room for the swelling. He did suffer a broken leg, but he's not able to get that repaired because he's not stable enough because of the brain injury," said Latasha James.

The junior at Riverside University high school plays football, and his sister can't help but think about what this does for his ability to play the sport he loves. 

"She broke his right leg. He can't play football. She messed up his brain," said Deanna Isom.

She says she saw the driver and hasn't been able to sleep since her brother was hit Monday morning around 6:30 a.m.

"Everytime I close my eyes, I just keep picturing him laying in the street when I ran outside. Only thing she kept saying was she was sorry, sorry ain't gonna fix him," said Deanna Isom.

Milwaukee Police say the driver cooperated and stayed on scene.

The accident is still under investigation.

Isom Jr.'s family wants the driver to be held accountable.

"A ticket is what they're saying is the only thing probably she might get, but he's laying in here fighting for his life," said Latasha James. "A ticket won't cut it."

The District Attorney's Office would make any charging decision after the investigation wraps.

A GoFundMe has been set up for the Isom family. 


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