Racine man in critical condition after leaping from moving vehicle

2011-11-29T13:28:00Z 2011-12-19T11:54:20Z Racine man in critical condition after leaping from moving vehicleKRISTEN ZAMBO kristen.zambo@journaltimes.com Journal Times

MOUNT PLEASANT - A Racine man was listed in critical condition Tuesday at a Milwaukee County hospital after police said he jumped from a moving vehicle after an argument erupted with the Racine woman driving.

Walter Schultz, 40, suffered a head injury and was unconscious when officers found him lying in the road at 10:53 p.m. Monday on State Highway 11, just east of the East Frontage Road, according to Mount Pleasant police. Schultz jumped out of the vehicle, which was traveling at about 35 mph, police stated.

He was airlifted by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa from Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints hospital, 3801 Spring St., police stated.

Hospital spokeswoman Nalissa Wienke said he remained in critical condition.

The Racine woman, who was driving eastbound on Highway 11, told officers the pair were arguing and Schultz told her to pull over so he could get out, according to police. She didn't, and Schultz began opening and closing the passenger side door while she was driving, according to police.

The woman told officers that she slowed the vehicle to about 35 mph when he opened the door and jumped out, according to police. Police reported no injuries to the driver.

Officers are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Mount Pleasant Police Department at (262) 884-0454 or Crime Stoppers of Racine County at (262) 636-9330. Tips also may be sent by email through the Crime Stoppers website at www.racine.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) and typing in TIP417 with the text message.

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