April 7, 2011 - Milwaukee, Wis. - According to a report from Fox 6 News Now, a driver fleeing Milwaukee police crashed into another vehicle.
On Thursday, March 31st Milwaukee police attempted to pull over a grey car just off I-43 on Center and 6th Street. The driver of that grey vehicle took off, despite the police not giving chase.
Headed north, the driver ran a stop sign a short distance away on 6th street when it crashed into a red vehicle. Inside the red vehicle were a mother and her young child, according to witnesses to the accident.
Both vehicles were completely totaled and Milwaukee firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to retrieve the victims. A total of 4 people were taken to Froedtert Hospital. They suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
It is not clear at this time why the traffic stop was made, however an investigation into the car accident continues.
If you have been the victim of a car accident that has resulted in serious injuries, you should consult with a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer. A Milwaukee personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case to determine what legal options you may have available and if you should pursue compensation through a Wisconsin personal injury claim.
According to crash statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 561 fatalities in 2009 because of traffic accidents in Wisconsin.
As a service to the residents of Wisconsin, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents occurring in Wisconsin that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-car accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- accidents caused by distracted drivers or aggressive driving.
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