MILWAUKEE -- Slick roads and speeding drivers made for a scary weekend for Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputies. There have been two incidents in just two days involving Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputy squad cars. Two squad cars were hit this weekend, and one deputy ended up in the hospital.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation cameras captured the first incident just after 2:00 a.m. Saturday on southbound I-894 near the Cleveland Avenue overpass. By the light of day, broken glass and an oil stain hints at the snowy single-vehicle crash deputies initially responded to.
That crash was followed by another accident that unfolded after they arrived when a car spun out due to slippery conditions. Then, a Jeep Cherokee lost control and slammed into the responding sheriff's squad car. Three deputies and two crash victims had to jump over the median to safety, and the squad was totaled.
Just about 24 hours later, a 22-year-old allegedly in possession of marijuana and driving 100 miles-an-hour slammed into the barrier going southbound through the Plainfield Curve. A deputy trying to secure the scene in her car was hit by a 44-year-old woman. The deputy was taken to the hospital for neck pain.
No one involved in any of the incidents has life-threatening injuries. Numerous citations for driving too fast in snowy conditions were issued. "People need to slow down and pay attention, and be aware that anything and everything can happen in this type of weather,"
A spokeswoman says the sheriff's office may make some dash cam video of one of the incidents available Monday.