PLEASANT PRAIRIE -- He's the motorcycle rider hospitalized after a dangerous hit-and-run crash in Pleasant Prairie earlier this week. Now, the 31-year-old is asking for your help to identify the vehicle that struck him.
From his bed at Froedtert Hospital, the father of six on Thursday, May 5th was surrounded by pictures of happier times and the memory of one of the most terrifying.
"If anyone can come up and say something about this car, the plates," said Rigo Rodriguez, hit-and-run victim.
It was Tuesday night, May 3rd around 10:30 p.m.
31-year-old Rodriguez and a dozen friends were riding their motorcycles from Waukegan, Illinois up to the Kenosha area.
In Pleasant Prairie along Green Bay Road, police say a red, four-door vehicle with black rims and Illinois plates, hit the back of Rodriguez's bike. He flipped up onto the car and the driver sped off.
"The hood was just dented and the windshield was also broke," said Rebecca Rodriguez, Rigo's wife.
"What would make someone want to ride up 90 miles-per-hour on the back of a bike, to throw someone off the back of a bike?" said Rebecca Rodriguez.
Parts of the striking vehicle were left behind. Police say it is either a Dodge Avenger or Chrysler 200 from between 2011 and 2014.
Rodriguez's wife said her husband suffered significant road rash -- but thankfully, no broken bones.
Rigo Rodriguez will be out of work for around three months. He purchased his Kawasaki bike just days before the wreck.
"When I saw the bike, I knew that obviously someone up there is looking out for my husband," said Rebecca Rodriguez.
Rodriguez says there's something else that saved him.
"I think what saved my life was my helmet. If I didn't have my helmet, I would not be here," said Rigo Rodriguez.
The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help cover medical expenses.