Sheriff's Office says four standing at crash scene struck by vehicle

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee County Sheriff's officials say four people standing at a crash scene in the Zoo Interchange on Tuesday, December 10th were struck by a vehicle.

Sheriff's officials say it happened Tuesday around 1:40 p.m. Sheriff's officials say the incident was a series of chain reaction crashes involving four vehicles that occurred on the west-to-north ramp (I-94 EB to I-45 NB) in the Zoo Interchange.

According to witnesses, in the first event, a driver of a tan Ford lost control, struck the median wall and spun out, coming to rest facing the wrong way in the curve.

Sheriff's officials say a red van attempted to avoid that crash by moving over a lane, but was struck by a white utility truck. The van was pushed into the first crashed vehicle.

There were no injuries.

All three vehicles moved into the left distress lane.

That's when Sheriff's officials say four occupants got out and were standing in the grassy area adjacent to the distress lane.

A fourth vehicle lost control in the curve and slammed into the van, which struck the four pedestrians, sending them off their feet and into the snowy/grassy area.

A passenger in the van was unharmed. The fourth vehicle bounced off the van and went across the traffic lanes and came to a stop in lanes two and three.

Those struck by the van suffered minor injuries, and two people were transported to Froedtert Hospital.

Sheriff's officials say drivers involved in freeway crashes are advised to remain in their vehicles, or get away from the freeway and distress area if they must get out their vehicles, and wait for the arrival of deputies.