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Pedestrian May Face Charges in Appleton Car Accident

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A Forest Junction man may be charged with triggering an Appleton pedestrian accident Saturday.


According to officials with the Calumet County Sheriff's Department, 26 year-old JEremy Brewer may be cited for making "a sudden pedestrian movement into traffic" in connection with a car accident that injured another pedestrian on U.S. 10 near State 57, shortly after 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Sheriff's Sergeant Bill Tyson told reporters Sunday that witnesses said Brewer ran into the path of a westbound van shortly before the crash.


Witnesses say the driver of the van, a 57 year-old Appleton man, was forced to brake hard and swerve to avoid striking Brewer. The van missed Brewer, but struck another pedestrian, 22 year-old James DeRoo, of Forest Junction, who was standing on the highway shoulder waiting to cross. 


DeRoo was transported to Theda Clark Medical Center after the crash, for treatment of a leg injury. He was released Sunday morning. 


If you have been injured in a similar car accident, please contact the Appleton Personal Injury Attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.