Two injured in Manitowoc hit-and-run crash, one under arrest

MANITOWOC (WITI) -- A hit-and-run crash Saturday, January 18th left two men injured and one man under arrest.

The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Marshall Street and South 16th Street.

Officials say a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old man collided with 56-year-old Manitowoc man who was riding a pedal tricycle. That man is reportedly a newspaper delivery man, and has been identified as Steven Gove.

"I was on my way home to have some pea soup, actually. I went through the windshield. My entire torso was inside the car. What the heck!" Gove said.

"When I realized I was in his car, I said 'Hello - how do you do? I'm the guy you hit on the bicycle,'" Gove said.

A couple blocks later, police say the driver hit another vehicle, and again didn't stop. He continued to his home on South 13th Street.

Police say the tricyclist was able to pull himself from the windshield, into the vehicle, but the suspect tried to lock him inside.

"Then he saw me sitting in his car and he said 'Who are you? What are you doing in there?' I said 'I'm the guy you hit on the bicycle. I went through your windshield!' 'I'm going to jail.' He was kinda freaking out! I calmly got out of his car and started walking down the street,'" Gove said.

Police say the driver went inside his house where he was later found with a severe cut on his hand.

Both he and Gove, who only suffered a couple scratches were treated and released from the hospital.

Gove says God was watching out for him.

"But I just don't understand why he didn't see me," Gove said.

Police believe alcohol was a factor in this incident.