Hit-and-run crash seriously injures 74-year-old man, victim “flew up in the air”

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a 74-year-old man near 42nd and Capitol on Saturday afternoon, September 23rd.

Police investigate hit-and-run crash at 42nd and Capitol, Milwaukee

Police say the wreck happened just after 2:00 p.m. Witnesses tell FOX6 News it happened as the 74-year-old was exiting his parked car.

"It's still in my heart," said Bruentta Johnson, witness. "The older man flew up in the air and landed."

Police say the victim was left with serious injuries. The driver who did it fled the scene.

"The man was laying there with his legs twisted, blood coming all out of his mouth. It's just sad," Johnson said.

Police investigate hit-and-run crash at 42nd and Capitol, Milwaukee

Those who saw the crash say it is no surprise. They describe Capitol Dr. as a race track.

"A lot of speeding, a lot of shifting lanes, a lot of wild driving," said James Eland, witness.

"Hopefully, some of these youngsters out here slow it down," said Robert Bradford, witness.

Eland and Bradford saw the crash and the aftermath from the salon across the street. They say the reckless driving has to stop.

"Our thoughts and prayers for him and his family," Bradford said.

Police investigate hit-and-run crash at 42nd and Capitol, Milwaukee

Milwaukee police say the victim is expected to survive. They know what vehicle they are seeking in this case. They do not know who was driving that vehicle.