Milwaukee police investigating two separate serious-injury crashes
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating two serious injury accidents that both occurred Saturday afternoon, February 13th.
The first crash occurred near N. 25th and State Street shortly after 3:45 p.m.
Police say a northbound traveling 2006 Ford Crown Victoria, operated by a 30-year-old Milwaukee man, failed to stop for a stop sign and struck a 2003 Cadillac Escalade traveling eastbound on State.
A passenger inside the Cadillac, a 43-year-old woman, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries. The driver of the Cadillac, a 41-year-old, suffered minor injuries, according to police.
Officials say the male driver of the Crown Victoria suffered non-life threatening injuries and admitted to using drugs prior to driving. Additional narcotics were recovered by police from his vehicle. He is currently under arrest and charges will be presented to the district attorney early next week.
The second crash occurred near S. 58th and W. Forest Home Avenue just before 4:00 p.m.
Officials say a vehicle traveling westbound in a 2004 Lincoln, operated by an 18-year-old woman from Milwaukee, crossed the center line and collided with a 1993 Buick Century traveling eastbound.
The driver of the Lincoln suffered a non-life threatening injury and is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital. A 19-year-old driver of the Buick suffered more serious injuries and is also being treated.
Police say witnesses to the accident say the 18-year-old driver of the Lincoln was racing another vehicle before losing control and crossing the center line.
Investigation into this incident is ongoing.
No other details have been released at this time.