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Crews use "Jaws of Life" to free driver after two-vehicle accident in Mount Pleasant

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Two people were injured following a two-vehicle accident in Mount Pleasant on Friday.

Crews responded to the intersection of Graceland Boulevard and Perry Avenue shortly after 4 p.m. for a report of a two-vehicle accident where one driver was trapped.

Upon arrival, crews discovered that a 22-year-old Mount Pleasant woman operating a Saturn Ion attempted to turn westbound onto Graceland Boulevard from Perry Avenue. As she attempted the turn, a Dodge Caravan being operated by a 35-year-old Racine man was traveling eastbound on Graceland Boulevard. He collided with the driver of the Saturn Ion.

Rescue crews used "Jaws of Life" to free the woman from the car. She was taken to a local hospital where police say she is in stable condition.

The operator of the minivan had minor injuries and sought medical attention on his own.

Police say that driver impairment is not believed to be a contributing factor and no citations were issued.

The crash remains under investigation.


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