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Cross­ing guard in crash un­der­goes am­pu­ta­tion, al­der­man says.

A Milwaukee cross­ing guard se­ri­ously in­jured in a hit-and-run crash is now an am­putee, Ald. Cav­a­lier John­son said Mon­day.

Andrew Tyler, 71, was walk­ing to his post at Kluge El­e­men­tary School about 6:25 a.m. Fri­day when he was hit by a bur­gundy car in the 7200 block of W. Car­men Ave.

The driver sped off and Tyler, who has worked as a cross­ing guard for nine years, suf­fered bro­ken bones and other se­ri­ous in­juries and was taken to a hos­pi­tal, Milwaukee po­lice said.

John­son, who rep­re­sents the area where the crash oc­curred, has con­sis­tently con­demned reck­less driv­ing.

“Un­for­tu­nately, reck­less driv­ing in our neigh­bor­hoods reached a new low when, late last week, a school cross­ing guard was the vic­tim of a hi­tand-run ac­ci­dent,” John­son said in a news re­lease.

“This morn­ing his wounds re­quired am­pu­ta­tion,” he said. “There is no ex­cuse for this dan­ger­ous and reck­less be­hav­ior in our neigh­bor­hoods, and there are not enough words to con­sole the vic­tim and his fam­ily.”

On Fri­day, Tyler’s daugh­ter told WDJT-TV (Chan­nel 58) his legs had been crushed in the crash and doc­tors were con­sid­er­ing am­pu­ta­tion.

“How can you leave some­one in the street like that?” Karin Tyler said. “He’s fight­ing for his life right now. He has chil­dren, grand­chil­dren.”

Milwaukee po­lice are still search­ing for the driver and the car, a bur­gundy, four-door 1997-2001 Buick Park Av­enue or LeSabre. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call (414) 935-7360.


Sur­veil­lance footage cap­tured this im­age of the car flee­ing from the hit-and-run.


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