Alderman Donovan taking action after crash that trapped mother, toddler

MILWAUKEE -- A mother and daughter were able to walk away from a horrific crash after they were trapped inside -- thanks to community members on Milwaukee's southside who came to their rescue. Now, neighbors and officials are looking at ways to make the intersection where the crash occurred safer.

The crash involved three vehicles, and occurred around 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 10th near 35th and Grant. 

Surveillance video provided to FOX6 News by a neighbor shows a vehicle blow through a stop sign, causing the wreck. A Ford Explorer flipped onto its side and was sandwiched between two other vehicles.

On Monday, November 12th -- FOX6 News took a look at the surveillance video with Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan. 

"It's crazy! It's amazing folks were able to survive that. I've never seen anything as tragic as that. This individual came out and didn't even slow down for the stop sign, and comes right into traffic, and as you see, people are coming through here at a pretty good clip," Alderman Donovan said.

Several neighbors rushed to rescue a trapped child and mother. Thankfully, everyone was okay after the crash, but Donovan says he wants to prevent another wreck -- so he took action first thing Monday morning.

"I have requested the police to do a speed trap along the stretch from Lincoln to Burnham. Also, I have requested our traffic engineers do a study of this intersection. This could be easily avoided had that person stopped at the appropriate signal -- the stop sign," Donovan said.

Donovan urges all drivers near the intersection of 35th and Grant to exercise more caution.

"Slow down, because you'll be saving some lives and a hell of a lot of tragedy if you don't, so please drive more responsibly," Donovan said.

Police say no charges have been filed against the driver who seems to have caused the crash. They say the investigation is ongoing.

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