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Police officer, woman taken to hospital after car crashes into squad in Waukesha County

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Menomonee Falls Police officer and a female driver were taken to the hospital Friday morning after a crash involving a squad car on Interstate 41.

According to the police department, the officer had set up traffic control near County Highway Q for a nearby crash on I-41 southbound. Authorities say the officer set up traffic cones around the squad car and turned on its emergency lights in the far left lane.

Around 9:08 a.m., the female driver drove through the traffic cones and rear ended the squad. The officer was in the car at the time of the crash and called dispatch for help.

Both the officer and driver were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to police, a preliminary investigation indicates inattentive driving by the driver was a contributing factor to the crash.

The Germantown Police Department is investigating the incident.



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