Pleasant Prairie police car hit, officer taken to hospital

Pleasant Prairie Police Department

A Pleasant Prairie police officer was taken to the hospital after their squad car was hit by a pickup truck on Friday afternoon, Sept. 24.

Police said the officer was responding to a non-emergency service call on Sheridan Road just north of the state line when the crash happened. Both vehicles were headed southbound at the time.

The squad car sustained "heavy" rear-end damage and the pickup truck had "substantial" damage to its front end. The pickup truck left the road.

The driver of the pickup truck, who was its sole occupant, was conscious and spoke to emergency personal after the incident.

The officer, a 5-year veteran, was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is conducting the accident investigation.

SIGN UP TODAY: Get daily headlines, breaking news emails from FOX6 News

Milwaukee girl shot, partially paralyzed in road rage incident

A Milwaukee girl is partially paralyzed after a road rage shooting. Her family hopes her story can help change the city and stem the violence.

IL teen arrested, Pleasant Prairie officer search turned up handguns

A 13-year-old boy from Zion, Illinois has been placed into juvenile detention in Kenosha County – after he was found to have a weapon on him during an encounter with a Pleasant Prairie police officer.