MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee police officer responding to an emergency call on Monday morning, October 29th ended up in an emergency himself when his squad collided with a minivan.
The collision happened about 11 a.m. at the intersection of Richards and Nash on the city’s north side.
Two people in the minivan were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The officer’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening at this time. He was alone in the squad.
The officer was in uniform and driving a marked squad car. He is 40 years old with 19 years of service. He is assigned to District 5.
Neighbors say the stretch of Richards St. where the accident took place can be tough. They hope this crash will help prevent others.
"We often walk down this way, and cars be speeding all the time. We always have to be careful getting across the street," one neighbor told FOX6 News.
Milwaukee police officials have not yet released the name of the injured officer. A spokesperson for MPD told FOX6 News he is doing better.
Family members told FOX6 News those injured in the minivan are Annie Dickerson and her niece, Wilma Simpson.
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