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Hit-And-Run: Son Is First To Scene, Offender First to Flee

Volunteer firefighter Frank D'Amico was the first to respond to the scene of his 84-year-old father's hit-and-run accident.

Sussex volunteer firefighter Frank D'Amico was one of the first to responders to the scene of his 84-year-old father's hit-and-run crash at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, TMJ4-TV reports

Camillo D'Amico, 84, is recovering at Community Memorial Hospital with severe injuries including broken ribs and a broken ankle. The accident occoured near the corner of Good Hope Road and Maple Avenue in someone's driveway, and when Frank D'Amico noticed it was his dad, shock took over.

"I looked at who they were working on, and I go, 'Oh my god, that's my dad,'" Frank D'Amico told TMJ4 reporters. "I was just so shook up -- I mean -- your worst nightmare."  

Apparently there are no witnesses of the accident, and Camillo D'Amico has no memory of what happened, so neighbors and family are hoping the driver turns himself in. Another driver found D'Amico sitting in the middle of the road after the suspect drove away, the Journal Sentinel is reporting

"I think it's pretty cowardly, and you have no conscience at all," Frank D'Amico told WISN. "I mean, to hit,  whoever hit him, they know they hit somebody. You don't hit an 85-year-old person walking with a cane and not know you hit something. You're a big coward."

Waukesha County Sheriff's Lt. Torin Misko says the hit-and-run is still under investigation, and his team is in desperate need of information.

"We are still following up on a couple leads, but we could definitely still use any information anyone has regarding the accident," Misko said. "The guy was 84-years-old, so he was banged up pretty bad."

Anyone with information on the accident should call the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department at 262-548-7122.

Victor Drover June 15, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Just awful.
Andy Ambrosius (Editor) June 15, 2012 at 04:22 PM
I wouldn't be able to live with that on my mind.
Kristi June 15, 2012 at 04:42 PM
This is HEARTBREAKING!! I have seen him walking EVERYDAY for the past few years, and he made me smile every morning. Frank is correct in saying whomever did this is a coward -- this is awful. Thought and prayers go out to the D'Amico family <3
Margee June 16, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Mr D'Amico has been walking out there for years. He would stop by all our houses in Centennial Oaks when we were building and talk to us. Sweet man. Whoever did this needs to be brought to justice---coward
Andy Ambrosius (Editor) July 25, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Sussex Patch readers: I have an update on Camillo D'Amico here: http://patch.com/A-wyF6

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