A 16-year-old teen driver who allegedly caused a three vehicle crash has been bragging on Facebook about telling Milwaukee police that he was released for treatment and remains at a Madison hospital.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
August 6, 2016
Milwaukee, WI – On Friday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) learned that a 16-year-old teen driver who allegedly caused a three vehicle collision at N 42nd Street and W. Fairmount on July 31 has been bragging on Facebook about being released by police and continues to get treatment at a Madison hospital. The teen broke both legs, his pelvis and sustained other injuries and will undergo multiple surgeries, according to the teen.
The Facebook name on the account is Ronnie Jackson. Jackson has been posting videos, photos and comments from the Madison hospital and apparently those videos have gone viral on social media.
Even his own mother, Kelly Westerhausen on Saturday posted the following comment on a comment thread in the Stolen Cars Milwaukee Facebook page in response to comments about her son, “Just so everyone knows my son did not still the car one of his friends I guess stole the car from somebody and let my son use the car and just for the record I have the please report the police were never chasing my son the police were going the opposite way of him when he decided to turn fast on the corner and lost control I’m not making any excuses for him but I just think everybody should know facts before before they just assume that he went and stole the car and was on a high-speed chase in all this other stuff trust me I am very upset with him and I feel bad for everybody involved in this situation I am also trying to help the lady get her house fixed and hopefully everybody in this situation has insurance!!!”
Jackson says, he told Milwaukee police that he doesn’t remember what happened and was released to his mother.
In brief: Last week, a posted Facebook video by Trent Towers shows the aftermath of a three vehicle crash at the 4200 block of W. Fairmount Ave on Sunday. According to police, a stolen Toyota Camry driven by a 16-year-old teenager ran a stop sign going northbound on N. 42nd and struck a 2005 Chrysler 300 going westbound on W. Fairmount Ave. The 2012 Toyota Camry ended up crashing into the side of a home.
A 16-year-old teen who was driving the stolen Camry and his 20-year-old passenger were seriously injured, according to police. The 29-year-old driver of the Chrysler and his 18-year-old passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries. Two other adults in a third vehicle suffered minor injuries and remained at the scene.
Both the 16-year-old teen and the 20-year old passenger have prior criminal records for stealing vehicles.