'Brady Street icon': Man suffers life-threatening injuries after hit-and-run on Brady Street

’Brady Street icon’: Man suffers life-threatening injuries after hit-and-run on Brady Street

Updated: 1:04 p.m. on May 30, 2023

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Police released photos of the suspect and vehicle wanted in connection with a serious hit-and-run crash that injured a 41-year-old Milwaukee man.

The crash happened on Brady Street, just before 2 a.m. on Monday, May 29.
Police describe the suspect vehicle as a 2011-2017 silver Jeep Patriot with damage to the front of the hood.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414)224-Tips/ or P3 Tips App.

Published: 11:12 a.m. on May 29, 2023

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are searching for the driver of a silver SUV who hit and injured a man crossing Brady Street early Monday morning. 

This is the second critical hit-and-run incident on Brady Street within the past year. 

Friends identified the 41-year-old man as Quincy. 

"Truly a Brady Street icon," Sara Endries said. "He is the light of everyone who works on this street."

Alex Schwind said Quincy is a "Brady Street regular who brightened up everyone's day with his singing, dancing, and jokes."

"He comes in to wherever has a Touch Tunes. He likes his Michael Jackson, his Broadway Girls by Morgan Wallen," Endries said. "He has his Coke with no ice, and he makes friends with everyone."

Those friends are rallying behind him for a quick recovery. Schwind said he's in the hospital with two broken legs and internal bleeding. 

They're also hoping the city invests in safety improvements so this doesn't happen again.

"Something needs to be implemented. Not tomorrow, today," Schwind said.

Ald. Jonathan Brostoff agrees the street is not safe enough as it is. 

"We need to do something different. The status quo is not acceptable," Brostoff said.

Brostoff said a study looking at different ways to pedestrianize Brady Street is nearly complete. He plans to host community meetings once it's ready. 

"Ultimately, we're going to have to come together and figure out what's going to work, so I'd like people to start thinking about it now and bring their ideas and passion to the meetings," Brostoff said. 

Whether it's limiting or eliminating cars altogether, people told CBS 58 they're hoping changes are made to keep pedestrians safe.

"We just want to see something get done, cause it's a family out here and this really affected all of us today," Endries said.

Milwaukee police continue to look for the SUV and the driver. Anyone with any information is asked to call Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (414)224-TIPS or P3 Tips.

Schwind created a GoFundMe page to help Quincy pay for medical bills. Click here to donate. 

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