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Two Milwaukee Department of Public Works employees hurt in crash, police say

Posted at 3:14 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 18:14:45-05

MILWAUKEE -- Two Milwaukee Department of Public Works employees were hurt in a crash Wednesday afternoon, police say.

It happened near N. 52nd St. and W. Hampton Ave. at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from police.

When they arrived, officers discovered that the two employees were hurt. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police say they are still investigating the circumstances that led up to the incident.

Department of Public Works Commissioner Jeff Polenke issued the following statement:

"Yet again another case of reckless driving brings harm to our DPW family. The latest involved two DPW workers needlessly injured on the job. It is both worrisome and frustrating how frequent these incidents are occurring. While the health and safety of public servants are paramount, what is more at risk is the health and safety of the entire community if this senseless behavior continues."

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