An earlier version of this post (and a WTMJ story) misidentified the victim. My apologies. Here is Mr. Budge’s obituary.
The 54-year-old South Milwaukee man who died Monday after being struck by a car on Loomis Road in Greenfield has been identified as David Budge.
Here is the WTMJ story. From it:
Former Greenfield Alderman Richard Eaton was saddened when he heard a man died while walking along that busy stretch of Loomis Road Monday afternoon.
“Safety is supposed to be the number one issue,” says former Alderman Eaton. “Sidewalks are a safety issue.”
David Bulge (sic) was walking on the road, facing traffic, when a Cadillac Escalade drifted close to the curb and hit Bulge.
“When I saw someone was killed on a main road like this, you just get sick to your stomach,” says Eaton. “You wonder what is holding people up.”
Eaton argued ten years ago that sidewalks should be put in along all busy roads in Greenfield. He was recalled and lost his seat, and claims neighbors didn’t want to pay for, or shovel the sidewalks.
“I wish that ten years ago when I said someone is going to get run over and killed, that I was wrong,” says Eaton.