A West Allis man is facing a felony charge of hit and run for walking away from a collision that injured a motorcyclist on Oct. 27.
The suspect, Anthony M. Busalacchi, 33, of 2073 S. 83rd St., is charged with felony hit and run causing great bodily harm.
The collision occurred at about 11:05 p.m., when Busalacchi attempted to make a U-turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle in the 3700 block of South 35th Street in Greenfield. The motorcycle struck the driver’s side door of Busalacchi’s SUV, causing the driver to fly over his handlebars and crash through the driver’s side window.
While a passenger in Busalacchi’s vehicle was tending to the victim’s injuries, Busalacchi walked away from the scene.
The victim, a 44-year-old man, suffered several broken bones in his hand, several broken/chipped teeth and a possible hip injury. He was taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment.
In addition to the felony charge of hit and run, Busalacchi was cited for knowingly driving without a license causing great bodily harm and failure to yield the right of way from a parked position. He was also cited for disorderly conduct for repeatedly calling Greenfield police officers “f***ing pigs,” punching a wall in the police interview room, and for wiping his bloody hand on the walls and door.
If convicted of the felony charge, Busalacchi may face a penalty of up to $50,000 or imprisonment of up to 15 years, or both.