Suspected reckless driver taken to the hospital via Flight for Life after rear-ending semi

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Crash at North and Madison in Waukesha

WAUKESHA — Waukesha police say a suspected reckless driver was hurt when he crashed his vehicle into a semi in Waukesha on Tuesday, May 17th.

Police say shortly before noon, 911 calls came in regarding a reckless driver headed into Waukesha on Pewaukee Road.

Shortly thereafter, police learned there had been a crash near North and Madison.

Police say the vehicle observed by the original callers was traveling at a high rate of speed when it rear-ended a semi. The suspected reckless driver was pinned in his vehicle, which was pinned underneath the safety bars on the semi.

Crash at North and Madison in Waukesha

Crash at North and Madison in Waukesha

A tow truck had to remove the driver’s pickup truck from the safety bars before officials with the Waukesha Fire Department could extricate the driver.

That driver was taken to the hospital via Flight for Life.

North Street was closed for approximately two hours.

1 Comment

  • A YOOPER

    Why waste the $$ on flight for life? Idiot had a death wish. let him fulfill it. My family just spent over $800 to transport an elderly family member 6 miles for a non medical emergency transport. to the hospital. What does flight for life cost?

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