TMPD Press Release – Rollover crash

Date of Release:  July 3, 2019
Released By:  Chief Scott Gregory
Incident:  Rollover Crash
Date:  July 2, 2019
Case Number:  2019-260210
Case Time:  5:50 pm
Address:  East Bound W. Beltline Hwy at Rimrock Road

Details of Incident:
A four (4) car crash occurred with one car rolling over on its side.  The car that rolled over (unit 3) and the vehicle in front of it, unit 4, were stopped for heavy traffic.  Unit 2 was moving very slowly coming to a stop.  Unit 1 was distracted talking to a passenger in the rear seat and was looking away from the road and rear ended unit 2, which was pushed into unit 3 which was pushed into unit 4.  Unit 3’s right front corner hit the left rear of unit 4 causing unit 3 to overturn onto its driver’s side.

Two people had minor injuries and 1 person was transported to a hospital by EMS with minor injuries.  Unit 1 had eight (8) occupants and everyone involved was wearing a safety belt.

The driver of unit 1 was cited for following too close and inattentive driving.  All vehicles were towed from the scene except unit 4.

An archived copy of this and other Town of Madison Police Department News Releases is available on the department’s website at www.town.madison.wi.us/police/index.html.

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