Sheriff's deputy injured after squad car struck Sunday afternoon
MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- It has happened again. A Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputy's squad car was struck by another vehicle on Sunday afternoon, February 23rd. This is the eighth Sheriff's squad struck since December.
Sunday's incident occurred just before 3:00 p.m. near 7th and Capitol.
Sheriff's officials say both vehicles involved sustained minor damage.
The deputy whose squad was struck, and the driver of the striking vehicle both sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
Sheriff's officials say the deputy in this case was responding to a report of a rollover accident in the area when the incident occurred.
The last incident in which a Sheriff's squad was struck occurred on February 17th, when a motorist rear-ended a Sheriff's deputy's squad as the deputy was responding to another crash.
After that crash, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office tweeted out the following message: “We need drivers to do their part! MOVE OVER, SLOW DOWN”
Wisconsin has a Move Over Law, which Sheriff's officials say is being disregarded by many motorists. When approaching emergency vehicles stopped on the freeway, drivers need to move over one lane, or if that cannot be safely done, they need to slow down to less than 40 mph.