“It’s sad:” 2 MPD officers injured in hit-and-run crash on northwest side

MILWAUKEE -- Two Milwaukee Police officers have been injured following a hit-and-run crash on the city’s northwest side Thursday afternoon, July 20th. It happened near N. Sherman Boulevard and W. Villard Avenue. Investigators say the driver of the striking vehicle took off.

Officers injured in hit-and-run crash near Barack Obama School

Police are still looking for the driver of the vehicle. A witness tells FOX6 News erratic driving in the area is quite common.

"It's sad everything happened the way it did," said a resident who lives nearby.

A resident living near Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education still can't believe it happened so close to her front door.

"I had no idea it was a police officer; even if it was a pedestrian it would be sad," said said the resident who lives nearby.

Officers injured in hit-and-run crash near Barack Obama School

Officers injured in hit-and-run crash near Barack Obama School

Investigators say two Milwaukee police officers were on foot patrol in the area just before 5:00 p.m. Officials say the suspect's vehicle struck another car and that's the car that ended up hitting the officers.

"I seen the two drivers right here when I was coming out. They were arguing back and forth," said the resident who lives nearby.

Officers injured in hit-and-run crash near Barack Obama School

The resident who lives nearby -- who asked to remain anonymous -- says she saw a woman in a van and a man in a truck. The truck took off.

"After then, all I seen was woo woo woo woo -- you know, the police," said the woman.

The officers are both MPD veterans assigned to district seven. They are a 54-year-old man with 14 years of service and a 43-year-old man with nine years of service.

The resident is now concerned for her safety. She worries she could be hit, especially with the traffic and speeding on the street.

Officers injured in hit-and-run crash near Barack Obama School

Resident: "That's what they do. They fly!"

FOX6's Bret Lemoine: "Every day?"

Resident: "Every day."

FOX6's Bret Lemoine: "All hours of the day?"

Resident: "Mmm hmm. Especially on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It's crazy."

Both officers are expected to be OK. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Officers injured in hit-and-run crash near Barack Obama School