Muskego's mayor struck by car in parking lot
WTMJ News Team
Lacey Crisp reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
MUSKEGO- The mayor of Muskego is recovering after she got hit by a car.
Muskego Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti was just leaving a city council meeting when she was walking out to the parking lot. She saw a car coming at her, but says she couldn't get out of the way in time and was hit.
85 year-old Jim Ott, no relation to the state representative, was also leaving the council meeting. He explains it was dark and raining and he simply didn't see the mayor.
"All of a sudden there she was in my headlights, boom," recalls Ott. "I couldn't stop fast enough. I think I put both feet on the brakes."
Ott was going about 15-20 miles per hour in the parking lot, and fortunately Chiaverotti only suffered a fractured arm.
"I did get hit. But I feel fortunate because my injuries are very minor," says Chiaverotti.
Muskego police agree that it was just an accident, and say they aren't likely to file any charges. But have asked Ott to re-take his driving test.
"Oh man, I felt terrible. I still do feel bad about it," says Ott.
"I certainly appreciate all the concern the driver showed for me, and all of the citizens that have been in touch with me since," says Chiaverotti.
The mayor half-joked that she's going to take a look at the lighting in the parking lot to see if more lights need to be added.