1 taken to hospital after vehicle crashes into Milwaukee River, driver says brakes failed

GLENDALE — A man, 38, was taken to the hospital after crashing his vehicle into the Milwaukee River early Thursday morning, March 26.

It happened near Good Hope Road and Pierron Road just after 1 a.m.

Police said the vehicle was headed eastbound on Good Hope when it went off the roadway and landed in the river.

The driver was trapped inside — and rescued by North Shore Fire/Rescue officials with assistance from the Milwaukee Fire Department. He was taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment of injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

Car in Milwaukee River near Good Hope and Pierron

Glendale police said earlier Thursday the driver indicated his brakes failed before he drove into the river.

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