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News: Motorcyclist injured by hit-and-run driver on 16th St in Racine

by | Jun 3, 2022 | News

RACINE COUNTY, WI — A motorcyclist was left injured and unconscious Monday afternoon after being struck by a driver who failed to yield in Racine, according to FOX6 Milwaukee.

Racine Police responded to the scene in the area of 16th Street and Taylor Avenue on May 30, shortly before 5:00 p.m.

A preliminary investigation indicates a three-wheeled motorcycle was heading westbound on 16th Street toward the intersection when a car attempted to turn left to head northbound on Taylor Avenue.

Authorities said the second driver, a 39-year-old man, failed to yield to the right of way of the motorcycle, causing a collision that injured the rider. The driver of the car then fled the scene without stopping to render aid or calling for help.

The condition of the victim remains undisclosed at this time, but officers arrived to find the patient unconscious and obviously hurt.

A witness was able to following the suspect near 17th Street and Deane Avenue and attempted to block a driveway to prevent the suspect from leaving. However, the witness’s vehicle was hit as the suspect backed out and left.

Officers later located the vehicle and apprehended the suspect, who appeared to be intoxicated. He has since made his first appearance and is expected to re-appear for a preliminary hearing in the coming days.

 

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