Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department's squad hit by Jeep

A Milwaukee County Sheriff Department’s squad was struck by a Jeep while responding to a previous crash, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department’s press release.

Deputies were at the scene of a three car crash that occurred Northbound I-43 just west of South 6 Street this morning at 5:16 AM.  Deputies positioned their squad cars in the right distress lane with their emergency lights activated providing scene safety for the previous crash. 

One of the squads was struck by a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  The deputy was outside of his squad at the time of the crash and was not injured.

The driver of the Jeep had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Milwaukee Fire Department and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the Jeep was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  The squad and the Jeep sustained major damage as a result of the crash.  Milwaukee Police Department officers are investigating the squad crash. 

Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. would like to remind motorists to adhere to the Move Over Law on the freeway system.  The law requires drivers to shift lanes, or slow down if traffic prohibits moving over, to help safeguard law enforcement officers, emergency responders, and maintenance workers performing their responsibilities on the freeways.     

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