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Pleasant Prairie Police Department seeks hit-and-run suspect

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Posted at 10:30 AM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 11:30:24-04

PLEASANT PRAIRIE  — The Pleasant Prairie Police Department is currently seeking a hit-and-run suspect that caused a motorcyclist to be ejected from his bike and seriously injured.

The incident occurred around 8:12 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of 39th Ave and 85th Street.

Police say a 44-year-old man was on his motorcycle and stopped at an intersection when a pickup truck hit him from behind.

The force from the collision caused the motorcyclist to be thrown off of his bike, seriously injuring the 44-year-old man. The motorcycle
was pushed across the intersection.

The motorcycle then struck the front of a Ford Escape that was also stopped at the intersection.

Following the collision, the pickup truck fled from the scene. Witnesses describe the truck as full-sized and dark in color with front end damage.

According to the police department, pieces of the truck were gathered from the scene and are being analyzed.

The 44-year-old man was taken to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries and the operator of the Ford Escape was not injured.

The intersection was closed for approximately 45 minutes following the incident.

Anyone who witnessed this accident, or has information about the identity of the dark-colored pickup that fled is asked to call the Pleasant Prairie Police Department at 262-694-7353 or Kenosha County Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.

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