Police looking for suspects after double hit-and-run

Posted at 1:00 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 14:00:48-04

Two people were hospitalized Wednesday after a late night double hit and run in Milwaukee. 

Police say around 10:30 p.m., a Subaru hit a pedestrian near 47th & Locust. The 35-year-old man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and is in critical condition. 

The driver didn't stop. Three blocks later, the Subaru crashed into a Ford Escort. Three people inside the Subaru ran from the scene. A woman inside the Escort was taken to the hospital for her injuries. She is expected to survive. 

In this quiet Northside neighborhood, children wait for buses Thursday morning. Less than 12 hours before, lives were on the line. 

"All of a sudden we heard, [tires screeching] and boom," Quon Crockwell said. "We look out and I'm like, is that a piece of the car or what? It was a man laying in the middle of the street." 

Crockwell and friends were on his patio at the time of the first crash. He ran out to help the man. 

"I rolled him over," Crockwell said. "He was in a pool of blood trying to breathe. He couldn't breathe. So I rubbed his back and said, stay with me man. Stay with me."

Crockwell stayed with the man until help came. Meanwhile, the Subaru had already crashed into another car just blocks away. While there weren't any children out at 10:30 last night, Crockwell says this kind of reckless behavior happens all the time on Locust. 

"They're going to kill somebody," Crockwell said. "He could have died yesterday. He still might die."

"Just to be driving, acting stupid," Cedric Carr, another witness said. "A vehicle can kill someone or can hurt someone. Whoever was driving was careless with the car he hit."

Police are still searching for the three suspects. They don't believe the car is stolen and are planning on interviewing the owner today. They say the owner is not currently a suspect.