Milwaukee Woman Dies After Being Accidentally Run Over by Police Car

A devastating incident unfolds during a welfare check, sparking investigations into the circumstances.

Greenfield – A routine welfare check took a tragic turn when a 42-year-old Milwaukee woman lost her life after being accidentally run over by a Greenfield Police Department squad car. The incident occurred on Thursday evening, leaving the community in shock and raising questions about the circumstances surrounding the accident.

According to a news release from the Greenfield Police Department, officers responded to a call for a welfare check for a female in distress in the 5000 block of South 34th Street at approximately 6:24 p.m. Little did they know that the woman was lying in the roadway at the time.

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Regrettably, the responding officer was unaware of the woman’s presence on the road and inadvertently drove over her. Realizing the gravity of the situation, the officer immediately called for an ambulance, and the Greenfield Fire Department also rushed to the scene.

The woman was transported to Froedtert Hospital with what was initially believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. Tragically, her condition worsened, and she later succumbed to her injuries at the hospital, marking a heartbreaking end to the unfortunate incident.

As per standard protocol in such cases, the officer involved in the accident has been placed on administrative leave, providing time for investigations to take place. The Milwaukee Area Investigative Team will be leading the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the accident, while the Wisconsin State Patrol will be conducting a thorough reconstruction of the accident scene.

In addition to the independent reviews conducted by the investigative teams, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office will also conduct its own examination of the incident to ensure transparency and a comprehensive understanding of what occurred.

The tragic accident has sent shockwaves through the community, and authorities are committed to conducting a thorough investigation to determine the sequence of events and any contributing factors. As more details emerge, the public is urged to exercise patience as investigators work diligently to find answers and bring closure to the victim’s family and loved ones.

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