Hit-and-run crash in South Milwaukee has neighbors pushing for stop or yield signs

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SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A hit-and-run crash brought a serious issue into focus. People in one South Milwaukee neighborhood say they're living in a danger zone.

Home surveillance video captured a hit-and-run crash at 4th and Montana Avenues. In the video, both drivers are seen getting out of their vehicles after the crash. 

"His passenger side door was completely smashed so he couldn't get in it. So he was going around in circles. He finally gets in the passenger side seat and he gets in and just takes off," said Joanne Bachand, neighbor. 

Neighbors say a sign would have prevented the crash. 

"We've been living here for quite a while and there's never been any stop signs there. We've been asking forever," said Bachand. 

Last year, a car landed in one neighbor's yard. CBS 58 drove around the area, and found that 4th and Montana was not the only intersection without a stop sign or yield sign. 

"We would like to see at least a yield or a stop sign placed at our intersections, especially between 5th Avenue and the lakefront. We are very concerned about speed," said Bachand. "They need to put them on this one and that one over."

CBS 58 reached out to the alderman for the district and have not heard back. 

As for the driver who fled the crash, police tell CBS 58 he was arrested and charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

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