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‘It could have been a lot worse:’ Traffic stop leads to multi-vehicle wreck, man on bicycle struck

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RACINE -- A traffic stop led to a multi-vehicle crash in the area of 14th Street and Washington Avenue in Racine on Friday afternoon, Oct. 4.

Car slams into brick wall near 13th and Washington, Racine

Racine investigators say the vehicle that was initially pulled over fled -- and crashed into another vehicle. During the course of this incident, a 57-year-old man who was riding a bicycle in the area was also struck and injured. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"I was turning left at the intersection here. By the time I went into westbound traffic, my car was flying out of nowhere," said Mark Domzil, the driver of a car that ended up in the front of a vacuum store.

Incident near 13th and Washington, Racine

Incident near 13th and Washington, Racine

Domzil, a father of four, got out to find debris everywhere.

"Stood back and immediately called family, said I'm okay, but the car is wrecked. I'm not gonna make it home to hockey practice," Domzil said.

Domzil learned his co-worker was in the red vehicle also involved.

Incident near 13th and Washington, Racine

"I was not really focused on what else was going on. Made sure my co-worker was OK and I walked away," Domzil said. "It could have been a lot worse for myself."

Domzil's car happened to be new.

"Thankfully, the brand new Jetta probably saved my life 'cause it was brand new. Every airbag went off and all the safety features worked," Domzil said.

The driver of the fleeing vehicle was taken into custody.

Car slams into brick wall near 13th and Washington, Racine

Racine investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 262-635-7756. Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 262-636-9330.

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