Pleasant Prairie police seek hit-and-run driver who struck a motorcyclist

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Pleasant Prairie police are seeking a hit-and-run driver who left a motorcyclist seriously injured Saturday, Aug. 15.

Around 8:12 p.m. Pleasant Prairie Police and Kenosha Fire Department Personnel responded to the intersection of 39th and 85th for a report of a motorcycle struck by a pickup truck.

Officials say a 44-year-old Kenosha man driving a motorcycle was struck from behind by a southbound pickup truck while stopped at a red light on 39th. The impact caused the motorcyclist to be ejected and the motorcycle was pushed across the intersection. The motorcycle then struck the front of a Ford Escape that was stopped and driven by a 73-year-old Kenosha man.

The pickup truck fled the scene southbound on 39th. The vehicle is described by witnesses as full size, dark in color and should have front end damage. Evidence from the truck was recovered at the scene and is currently being investigated. 

Officials say the operator of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the Ford Escape was not injured.

The intersection was closed for 45 minutes while officers investigated the scene.

Anyone who witnessed this accident, or has information about the identity of the dark colored pickup that fled is asked to call the Pleasant Prairie Police Department at 262-694-7353 or Kenosha County Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.

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