Pair of motorcyclists hit minutes apart at south side intersection

Both were hit-and-run collisions
Posted at 6:13 PM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-06 10:36:38-04

Police are investigating two hit-and-run motorcycle accidents that happened minutes apart on Milwaukee's south side Friday night.

The victims who spoke with TODAY’S TMJ4 both said it was shocking to be involved in a hit-and-run, and they’re grateful to still be alive.

An accident was caught on camera at the intersection of 18th Street and Lincoln Avenue, capturing a red car as it plowed through Armando Orozco while he was riding his motorcycle

"It happened so fast. As I got hit, I just remember flying through the air and landing and after that I just remember all the pain. They just hit and they just took off," Orozco said.

Orozco has road rash, four injured ribs and a bump on his head. His spirit is also broken, but he's still alive.

"They need to reach into their conscience. It seems like people don't have a conscience anymore," Orozco said.

Minutes later another car hit Marcos Robles while he was on his motorcyclist while Orozco was on the street a few feet away.

He says these hit-and-run accidents are becoming a problem in the neighborhood.

When Robles got hit, he didn't see it coming.

"It was a traumatic experience because the person who is supposed to be there ran away," Robles said.

He is still in quite a bit of pain, and is walking gingerly.

"In pain. A lot of pain, black and blue and I got a cut in my knee. I really appreciate the people that were around me because they helped me. They dragged me off the street and called an ambulance," Robles said.

Now these victims and the police need the public's help in locating the drivers.

"People need to really change their way of thinking," Orozco said.

If you recognize any of those cars you're urged to call Milwaukee police. Both riders say it'll be a couple of months before they get on a motorcycle.