Driver hits sheriff's squad on off-ramp

Oct. 16, 2012

A Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office squad was struck by a car after the deputy got out to assist a vehicle that went into the ditch during the early morning hours of Oct. 14.

According to the Oak Creek police log:

Oak Creek police were assisting the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office when a driver exiting the freeway struck an unoccupied sheriff's squad about 12:30 a.m. Oct. 14. The deputy parked his squad to block the southbound Ryan Road off-ramp in order to assist a motorist who had driven his car into a ditch on the west side of the ramp.

The driver of the striking vehicle, an 18-year-old Racine woman, stated she was traveling about 65 mph onto the off-ramp during wet conditions and did not see that the ramp was closed. When she noticed the ramp was blocked she could not stop in time and struck the rear of the squad.

The squad had its emergency lights on.

No injuries were reported.

The woman was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

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