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A Racine man is lucky to be alive after suffering what police thought were life-threatening injuries in a hit-and-run accident last month.
At 10:37 p.m. Oct. 27, Racine police were called to the intersection of Lindermann Avenue and Ohio Street for a report of a rollover/hit-and-run accident.
When officers arrived, they found a red, Chevy Silverado upside down in the driveway of a home in the 1000 block of Ohio and the driver ejected. He suffered collapsed lungs, nine broken ribs and a broken collarbone as well as multiple cuts and bruises.
Police thought the man’s injuries may have been life threatening, but the man has been released from the hospital. His ribs are healing, but his collarbone will require surgery to heal properly.
The Silverado had been traveling north on Ohio when a silver, Buick Regal going east on Lindermann failed to obey the stop sign. The car struck the Silverado, causing it to rollover at least twice before it came to rest upside down in the yard of a residence nearby.
Police say the Regal was on the sidewalk a short distance away. Officers took the passenger of the car into custody, but the male driver fled the scene. Witnesses described him as a black male wearing grey sweatpants and a grey hoodie, a story from Racine Uncovered reads.
The driver has been identified but has not been located.
Investigators are asking for the public’s help finding the driver of the Buick Regal, and Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for the tip(s) that lead to his arrest. Anonymous tips can be reported by calling 1-888-636-9330, via web at: http://racine.crimestoppersweb.com/, or by text message: RACS to 274637(crimes).