Reckless Driver Vehicle Pursuit

Reckless Driver Vehicle Pursuit
Posted on 05/22/2021
Earlier today, at 12:28 p.m., a Pleasant Prairie Police Officer conducting traffic enforcement in the 4500 block of State Trunk Highway 50 (STH 50) saw a vehicle driving recklessly in the eastbound lanes of STH 50. 

The officer positioned their squad behind the reckless vehicle and began following the driver eastbound. At Roosevelt Road, the officer activated the squad's emergency equipment, attempting to pull the vehicle over. The driver abruptly stopped but quickly drove back out into traffic and started fleeing eastbound at a high rate of speed. 

The squad pursued the recklessly fleeing vehicle eastbound on Roosevelt Road. The fleeing vehicle struck an uninvolved motorist while entering the intersection at 30th Avenue. After the accident, the fleeing vehicle continued into a parking lot and crashed into an unattended parked vehicle. The crash took place at 12:29 p.m.

The male driver of the fleeing vehicle was the sole occupant and sustained severe injuries in the crash. He was transported to an area hospital and taken to Froedtert Medical Center via Flight for Life. The driver of the vehicle struck in the intersection was the sole occupant of that vehicle and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Due to the severe injuries sustained by the driver of the fleeing vehicle, the Kenosha Police Department is conducting the crash investigation, assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol's Traffic Reconstruction unit. 

The officer was not involved in the crash and was not injured. No other squads or agencies were involved in the pursuit at the time of the crash.
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