Bad crash caught on camera near 13th and Manitoba; 5 people injured including 1-year-old baby
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A bad crash was caught on camera on Milwaukee's south side. Five people were hurt including a 1-year-old.
Milwaukee police say a driver blew a stop sign at 13th and Manitoba. It happened on Wednesday, Dec. 1 around 8:22 pm. The driver was arrested.
People living near 13th and Manitoba heard a loud bang. They say the scene was very hectic and firefighters struggled to get one of the victims out of the car.
In the video you can see a car going south on 13th Street. As it's crossing the intersection, another car going east on Manitoba struck the victim's car. Both vehicles ended up at the corner.
"A van was flying backwards, smacked into the building and it was scraping across the building," Jose Rivera said. He witnessed the aftermath.
"It was heavy, I was left in shock," another neighbor said.
The video also shows a woman getting out of the back passenger's side window. The suspect in the striking car tries to run but police caught him. Meanwhile, the woman is panicking about the other two passengers left in the car and her 1-year-old baby.
"It was a lot of debris on the ground, the car looked real bad, it really affected me because there was a baby and that's why it’s painful because I think about my kids."
According to police, prior to the accident, a traffic safety unit observed a vehicle traveling southbound on 16th Street at a high rate of speed.
The officer attempted to make a traffic stop when the suspect fled. The officer lost sight of the vehicle near 15th and Manitoba, pulled over, and did not pursue the vehicle further.
The driver of the suspected vehicle continued about two blocks before ignoring the stop sign at 13th and Manitoba, and that's when the crash happened.
"We got our coats on and we ran down there," Rivera said.
"There was so many people and it seem like all the people wanted to help but they were being told to move back, and obviously it was a lot of flames coming out. Every time he walked away, the flames would shoot back up. It was really bad, it was awful."
A 33-year-old passenger in the suspect's car suffered a significant injury to his right knee. Four occupants in the victim's vehicle were also injured. A 25-year-old man, a 27-year-old man and a 17-month-old child all suffered moderate injuries. A 29-year-old female suffered minor injuries.
All injured parties were taken to local hospitals where they are expected to survive.
Police say charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office in the coming days.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.