MILWAUKEE -- Two people were arrested after crashing a stolen vehicle near 35th and Burleigh Monday morning, Aug. 19.
Police said this began around 6 a.m. with an armed robbery/home invasion that took place near 27th and State. The vehicle involved in the crash was taken during this crime.
Officers spotted the vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the driver fled, leading officers on a pursuit.
Police said the pursuit was canceled, and the vehicle continued to be operated recklessly.
The crash involved two vehicles, and occurred less than 30 minutes after the initial armed robbery.
Police said two men, ages 23 and 19, were arrested after the crash, and taken to the hospital for treatment.
The driver of the other vehicle, a Milwaukee man, 46, was seriously hurt, and taken to the hospital for treatment.
Cellphone cameras captured the immediate aftermath -- showing a man who managed to climb out of the mangled mess and slip down the side of the smashed up vehicle -- taking off on foot.
Police were on his tail.
Leshon Vaughn said his loved one was hit in this incident.
"For a person to just get out and take off running, without no care in the world, that is sad in itself -- without even caring," said Vaughn. "It's really sad. That car is like, destroyed. It's devastating."
The victim's cousin, James Hannah, also rushed to the scene, concerned and upset that his relative was the latest injury connected to criminals fleeing police.
"Y'all just caused somebody else to get hurt," said Hannah. "Innocent people getting hurt for nothing."
"Something's gotta change, plain and simple," said Vaughn. "Something has got to change."