Correction… Earlier Wednesday, April 18th, Milwaukee police officials reported that the child had died. Wednesday night, a police spokesperson released new information that the boy is in critical condition. The spokesperson says that earlier in the day police had been supplied with erroneous information regarding the boy’s condition.
A six-year-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a minivan just before 5:30 Tuesday evening, April 17th near 51st and Meinecke. Milwaukee police say the 22-year-old van driver didn’t have a valid driver’s license, and was taken into custody for operating without a license, causing great bodily harm. Friends of the boy say he was with his older brother and cousin when he was struck.
FOX6 News obtained cell phone video Wednesday showing the scene that left people traumatized. Friends say the six-year-old boy’s name is Christopher, or C.J. The cell phone video shows medical crews rushing to his aid.
One family says they can only speculate that the 22-year-old van driver was speeding, but said the look on his face after hitting the boy said it all. “He was scared and he didn’t go nowhere. He stood there until the police came and I thank God he did that,” one neighbor said.
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Child Struck by car at 51st & Lisbon