Police searching for driver in Sunday motorcycle hit-and-run

NOW: Police searching for driver in Sunday motorcycle hit-and-run

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.-- The St. Joseph County (SJC) Police are looking into a hit-and-run from Sunday afternoon. Just after 1 p.m., police responded to reports of the crash and found two victims, who claim the driver came after them on purpose.

The victims, two brothers who each sustained injury, and their family, said this is a case of road rage gone too far.

"He intentionally tried to kill the people that I love, and he should be in trouble," said Sandra Lambert, whose husband was the man hit.

The SJC police are looking for the driver of a gold Chevy Trailblazer.

Sunday, that driver hit one motorcyclist and ran another off the road.

"My husband was very lucky," Sandra Lambert said. "Besides looking horrible, he has road rash from head to toe, he has a broken thumb, they thought they were going to have to amputate his toe but they were able to save it, but he's in a lot of pain."

Sandra's husband, Dale Lambert, said he was biking on Mayflower Road near Sample Street with five others.

"I remember it all, the sliding, the rolling, the noises, I remember it all," Dale Lambert said.

He said a traffic light turned green, but the Chevy Trailblazer in front of them did not move, so they revved their engines and honked their horns to get his attention.

The SUV then drove off, only to pull an illegal U-turn and get behind the bikers to run them off the road.

First, he hit Dale Lambert.

"I saw it in the mirror, him coming up," he said. "I got my nephew out-- told my nephew to come around me, and then I watched it through my rearview mirror, him plowing into me. After that, it was all rolling and sliding down the road."

The car continued down Mayflower and drove Lambert's brother off the road. While the police say he is stable, he still sustained serious injuries.

"When I saw him in the ER, he kept repeating himself," Sandra Lambert said. "He didn't even realize he was in an accident or on a bike that day. He just was like 'what happened.'"

Police said the driver of the Trailblazer is believed to be a young male.

If you spot this car or have any information about Sunday's hit-and-run, call the St. Joseph County Police Traffic Unit at (574) 235-9032.

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