Dudzik lost control and crashed into construction barricades.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
May 22, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, Alderman Joseph A. Dudzik, 56, a motorcycle enthusiast was reported killed around 11:25 p.m. after losing control and crashing into construction barricades in the 7400 block of W. Morgan Ave., according to police. Dudzik was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Dudzik was first elected to the Milwaukee Common Council 11th District in 2002. According to the Milwaukee Common Council website, Alderman Dudzik had strong ties to organized labor. He was vice president/trustee of Local 47 of AFSCME District Council 48, was a delegate of Milwaukee County Labor Council and is a member of the Milwaukee Municipal Engineers Association. He graduated from Hamilton High School and attended UW-Madison, UW-Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Alderman Dudzik and his wife Lynn are members of St. Matthias Parish and have two sons, Jake and Jeffrey.
Alderman Dudzik served on the Licenses Committee and the Finance and Personnel Committee.
Update: The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed, Alderman Dudzik died from blunt force trauma and was not wearing a helmet. His blood alcohol concentration was 0.137 over the legal limit.
He was thrown at least 75 feet when he lost control and hit a construction barricade and missing road way. Speed contributed to the deadly accident, a 30 MPH is posted on the road way.
According to police, Alderman Dudzik attended a town meeting at the Hamilton High School and a Thursday biker night at the Harley-Davidson Museum.