Tyler Braunschweig didn't slow his SUV after hitting Matt Call, police say

Categories: Accidents, Crime
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Braunschweig didn't let nearly killing a pedestrian get in the way of his trip from Lyn-Lake back to the U.
On the evening of June 27, Tyler Braunschweig was driving northbound on Lyndale Ave. on his way back to the U of M when he ran into and nearly killed Matt Call. And even though he knew he hit a person, he didn't stop or even slow down his vehicle after the accident, police say.

SEE ALSO: Tyler Braunschweig, U of M student, arrested in connection with Lyndale & 24th hit-and-run

The criminal complaint charging Braunschweig, 19, with a felony count of criminal vehicular operation provides some details about the circumstances of the hit-and-run that left Call with two broken legs, a fractured pelvis, and broken vertebrae, and Braunschweig on the lam for the better part of four months.

From the complaint (emphasis mine):
Officers spoke with witnesses at the scene who advised that M.C. [i.e., Matt Call] was standing next to the driver's side of his legally parked vehicle, parked on the east side of Lyndale Ave. S., when he was struck by an SUV occupied by a white male driver and a white male passenger. The collision caused damage to M.C.'s vehicle and propelled M.C. forward approximately 15 feet, where M.C. struck the pavement. The SUV fled the scene immediately after striking M.C. M.C. was transported to HCMC by ambulance. As a result of the collision, M.C. suffered two broken legs, a fractured pelvis, and several broken vertebrae.

Officers recovered surveillance footage from a neighboring homeowner. The footage shows M.C. standing next to his vehicle. A black Jeep Grand Cherokee with grey trim and a Wisconsin license plate travels north on Lyndale Ave. The vehicle is driven by a white male. The footage shows the Jeep Grand Cherokee knocking M.C. forward as it passes. The vehicle does not slow or stop after striking M.C...

Law enforcement received two tips identifying the driver of the vehicle as TYLER ADAM BRAUNSCHWEIG, dob 10/29/92, defendant herein. The defendant was registered as a student at the University of Minnesota at the time of the collision. The defendant's physical appearance matches the driver observed in the surveillance footage. Through these tips, officer identified the passenger of the vehicle, G.T. (adult male fully identified in the police reports). In a statement, G.T. advised that the defendant was driving the Jeep Grand Cherokee that struck M.C. G.T. stated that he told the defendant several times following the collision that the defendant should stop and turn around. The defendant continued driving back to the University without stopping.
Investigators then used Braunschweig's driver's license and vehicle registration information to trace the SUV back to his parents' home in Appleton, Wisconsin. The Braunschweig family's insurance company confirmed that a claim had been filed for damage to the SUV, damage purportedly caused by a collision with a deer.

Tyler's decision not to stop after he hit Call could cost him dearly. He now faces up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. He was released from custody last Thursday after posting $20,000 bail, and is due in court November 7.

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Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

Not to make light of the dumbass at hand but the road is filled with idiots on motorcycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and on foot. Just sayin driving conditions are not ideal even for retards such as this.

Charlie Seto
Charlie Seto

It's not just cyclists, I see. It's just people giving a pass to incompetent drivers

LerpDerp
LerpDerp

He's a young white male who was attending college -- something tells me it'll be a 10k fine and a "did you learn your lesson?"  Obviously, and for many reasons, I wish that this poor excuse of a human will suffer more and that his parents read these comments--knowing that his name and associated stories are vaulted forever on the internet.  No more higher level job prospects for you, Tyler. :-)

Ly-Zhou Sherry
Ly-Zhou Sherry

And $10,000.00 in fines and $20,000.00 bail is too lenient. He pulverized a guy! Without remorse!

Tanner Slade Olson
Tanner Slade Olson

dumbass!, either way your going to do time. But to be that much of a compassion less jerk off and not even stop because you could have killed someone then report it as a deer, wtf! See if they let you off easy now dumbass.

backroad
backroad

@atrupar I cannot believe he's out on bail. Scary!

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