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News: Multi-vehicle wreck in Metcalfe Park area sends MPD officer, 2 others to hospital

by | Aug 2, 2023 | News

MILWAUKEE, WI — Three people, including a MPD motorcycle officer and a MCTS bus driver, were injured Tuesday morning due to a multi-vehicle crash in northwest Milwaukee, reports TMJ4.

The Milwaukee Police Department said the events unfolded at the intersection of North 35th Street and West North Avenue at around 11:24 a.m.

A preliminary investigation found that one driver failed to stop at a red light, causing their vehicle to collide with a second car. The impact of that crash sent the first vehicle into a Milwaukee County Transit System bus that was waiting at the light. At the same time, the second vehicle was pushed into a MPD officer who was operating a department motorcycle.

Despite being left pinned between the bus and the second car, the motorcycle officer, a 38-year-old man, suffered “non-fatal injuries.” He and the bus driver, a 57-year-old woman, along with a 38-year-old male passenger on board the bus, who also both suffered non-fatal injuries, were transported to an area hospital.

The driver of the first vehicle, a 33-year-old man, attempted to flee the scene on foot but was apprehended and arrested. He faces criminal charges under review by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.

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