City of Milwaukee DPW vehicle struck by driver fleeing police in stolen car
Updated: 5:31 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2020
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) released a statement after one of their employees was hurt in a crash on Monday, Feb. 10.
"An alarming incident occurred yesterday when a DPW worker was injured in a collision with a vehicle attempting to evade the police. This gentleman was, like so many of our City employees, working in service to make our community a better place. He was simply doing what so many other Milwaukeeans do daily, travel by various means throughout our City. Reckless driving creates significant risks to the health and safety of the community and this is one example that hits close to home on how senseless this behavior is. As this long-time veteran of City service remains under evaluation I ask that we all keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers."
Updated: 5:05 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2020
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee Public Works employee is recovering in the hospital after a crash.
It started after police tried to stop a car taken in a carjacking near 36th and Marion Monday afternoon.
The driver fled, leading authorities on a pursuit that ended when the stolen vehicle struck a DPW vehicle near Hampton and Hopkins.
Two men in the stolen car were arrested.
People who live nearby say they're not surprised.
"To be honest, it's sad to say, but I'm quite used to it, so it'd be either trucks hitting trucks...a police car hitting a car," said Daryl Fields, who lives nearby. "All they need is like speed humps or warning signs."
The DPW employee was taken to Froedtert for evaluation and treatment.
Posted: 3:20 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2020
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) vehicle was involved in a crash near Hampton and Hopkins on Monday, Feb. 10.
Milwaukee police investigating a crash near Hampton and Hopkins involving a Milwaukee Dept. of Public Works vehicle. Milwaukee Fire Dept. says one person was transported to Froedtert, stick with @CBS58 for updates. pic.twitter.com/5lGLMgsMMd— Cearron Bagenda (@CearronBagenda) February 10, 2020
According to the Milwaukee Fire Department, one person was transported from the scene to Froedtert Hospital. DPW confirms it was a city employee taken to treatment.
This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 on air and online for updates.