January 23, 2021
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1 dead, 1 in critical condition on north side

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A speeding vehicle crashed into a parked car on Milwaukee’s northwest side Tuesday, killing one man and leaving another in critical condition, police said.

The crash happened at 8:50 a.m. on the 7600 block of West Appleton Avenue, in the Capitol Heights neighborhood.

The speeding car crashed into a box truck, trapping both the driver and passenger inside, police said. The passenger died from his injuries while the driver was taken to a hospital

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Woman in critical condition after being hit by vehicle in Wheeling

A woman remained in critical condition Sunday after being struck by a car in Wheeling, police said.

The crash occurred about 10:45 p.m. Friday on the 1400 block of East Lake-Cook Road, near a vehicle entrance to the Walmart there.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

The woman was walking from the north side of the road to the south side when she was struck by an eastbound car, Wheeling Deputy Police Chief Joseph Licari said.

She was taken by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where she remained Sunday, police said.

The driver cooperated with investigators and no tickets have been issued, Licari said.

“At this time, there is nothing indicative of anything beyond a terrible crash,” he said in an email.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by car in Allentown; car’s occupants flee on foot



a bright light in a dark room: A pedestrian is in critical condition at an area hospital after being hit by a car Thursday night in Allentown, police said.


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A pedestrian is in critical condition at an area hospital after being hit by a car Thursday night in Allentown, police said.

A pedestrian is in critical condition at an area hospital after being hit by a car Thursday night in Allentown, police said.

A 50-year-old man was hit by a four-door sedan at 7:28 p.m. at Hanover Avenue and East Linden Street, after which the car’s occupants fled on foot, Assistant police Chief Bill Lake said.

The man suffered “life-threatening injuries” and was taken to an area hospital, Lake said. Police aren’t releasing his identity.

The intersection was still closed nearly two hours later, and police were diverting traffic while continuing to investigate. Police have no details available on the number of people who fled, or descriptions.

Anyone with information is asked to call Allentown police at 610-437-7721.

Morning Call reporter Andrew Scott

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Bergstrom Automotive benefits children with critical illnesses

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APPLETON – Bergstrom Automotive raised more than $165,000 in September to help children who are battling critical illnesses.

The Bergstrom team collected $165,476 through its Drive for Dreams campaign, according to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. The automotive dealer donated $5 for every oil change and $5 for each new social media follower it gained, along with other fundraising initiatives.

Bergstrom Automotive President Tim Bergstrom said in a statement the company wanted to do something big to help kids during a challenging year and thanked the community and company partners for supporting the campaign.

“We’re honored to work alongside and support the Make-A-Wish Wisconsin team each year as they help critically ill children and their families throughout the communities we serve,” he said.

Bergstrom Automotive also matched all donations up to $100,000. That brings its total contribution to more than $2.3 million over a 20-year period.

Northeast Wisconsin Make-A-Wish Director Kris Teofilo

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