TowNews Posted August 27, 2019 Share Posted August 27, 2019 MILWAUKEE — A semitruck slammed into a tow truck that was at the scene of a separate crash Monday morning in the Mitchell Interchange. It happened about 11:15 a.m. and closed all the southbound lanes of I-43 through the interchange for more than four hours. The semitruck cab separated from its base after striking the tow truck, and the trailer flipped on its side blocking all three lanes of traffic, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said. The tow truck slammed into the wall, and the driver was trapped in the cab of the vehicle. He was extricated by the Milwaukee Fire Department and taken to an area hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries. The semitruck driver, Ali Z. Abubakar, and his passenger had cuts to their head and arms and were able to exit the flipped semi on their own, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said. They were transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The truck was hauling 6,000 pounds of light fixtures and holds a valid commercial driver's license from the state of Ohio. He was issued two citations: Driving too fast for conditions, which has a fine of $224, and failure to keep vehicle under control, which is a fine of $224. RESOURCE LINK with video Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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