Police looking for driver who hit Pleasant Prairie motorcyclist

Posted at 7:12 PM, Sep 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 20:50:34-04

PLEASANT PRAIRIE -- It has been eight days and there's still no sign of the driver who hit a motorcyclist in Pleasant Prairie.  Police have now released something they hope will help. It's a photo of a minivan, similar to the one witnesses say hit the motorcyclist on September 1.

Police say a red minivan, possibly a Dodge, with tinted windows and front end damage, took off after hitting a motorcyclist at 80th and Cooper. Neighbors heard a disturbing loud bang, then rushed to help the victim.

“They saw the red van stop. So the red van stopped on Cooper, just north of 80th for a period of time," said Chief David Smetana.

But minutes later, the driver took off and hasn't been seen since.

"That’s ridiculous. You’re in trouble no matter which way you go, so why not stay there?” said Mary Lou Mullikin, witness.

Mary Lou Mullikin ran outside with a blanket and a warm heart to try to help the motorcyclist, who was badly injured.  More than a week after the crash, he's still in serious condition. Witnesses say he was wearing a helmet and protective clothing.

Now, police are asking homeowners in the area to look at any personal surveillance they may have from the morning of September 1 and see if it captured an image of the hit-and-run vehicle.

“Plus it’s the operator’s responsibility in the state of Wisconsin if you’re involved in an accident, it’s your responsibility to stay at the scene," said Chief Smetana.