'My daughter heard a big boom': MPD squad rolls over after car runs stop sign near 58th and Roosevelt
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man is expected to be charged in a reckless driving crash involving a Milwaukee police squad car.
“My daughter heard a big boom.”
That boom was the sound of a car accident just a few doors down from Deavon Collins
“My alarm system showed that were a lot of squads cars out here," she said.
“Seem like a dozen squad cars, emergency vehicles, it was pretty crazy.” Chris Muszynski said. He lives across the street where the crash happened.
Just before midnight Thursday night, Jan. 21, Milwaukee police say a driver was heading north on 58th Street and Roosevelt when he blew the stop sign hitting an MPD squad car. The impact of the hit caused the car to roll over. Police say the 39-year-old driver ran from the scene. He was arrested shortly after. Both officers were taken to the hospital.
“It’s sad," Collins said.
“I am not surprised, I see people speeding on this street all the time," Muszynski said.
Muszynski and other neighbors who live nearby say it’s a busy area. They say people disregard the traffic signals and the speed limit. Their motion cameras pick up reckless driving all the time.
“Cutting through, passing people in the bike lane, it’s crazy, it’s like they’re just not aware of where they’re at. This is a residential neighborhood, you should not be driving like that.”
The officers involved were a 24-year-old man with six years of experience and 22-year-old man with three years of experience.
Police say the officers suffered minor injuries.