Posted on Jan 27, 2012

Bruce Y. Yang, 25, was heard in court Tuesday on charges resulting from a high-speed crash back in November, seriously injuring him and a passenger. He was charged Thursday with second degree reckless endangerment and faces up to five years in prison.
When Yang pulled away from a stoplight on South Business Drive, at the Union Avenue intersection, the squealing tires caught the attention of a police officer a few cars back.
With activated lights and siren, the officer chased the Honda Civic heading south towards Ashland Avenue and then east to South 18th Street. On 18th Street, the police officer lost sight of the fleeing Honda and gave up the pursuit.
A few minutes later, a radio message informed the police officer that a crash had just happened at 18th Street and Garfield Avenue. Arriving at the scene, the officer recognized the Honda as the one he had chased. According to investigators, Yang had been traveling at 92 mph. in a 25-mph. zone, and lost control of his car when crossing railroad tracks. The Honda went airborne, rolled 30 degrees clockwise and landed sideways on the pavement, skidding over 216 feet before hitting a parked Chevrolet Impala. The impact pushed the Impala some 20 feet into the roadway. The Honda ended its course striking a tree and coming to a stop on a lawn.
The crash occurred on November 12 at about 7.30 p.m. Bruce Yang was airlifted to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee with serious injuries, while his passenger, Michael L. Yang, 21, of Sheboygan suffered facial fractures. Both cars were totaled.