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'Utter disregard for human life': Fire truck hit by reckless driver, police say

Posted at 7:26 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 08:26:28-05

MILWAUKEE — A driver was taken into custody after police said the person t-boned a Milwaukee Fire Department truck Wednesday night.

Police said the wreck happened on N. 27th Street just before 10 p.m.

Milwaukee police said a "reckless" vehicle was traveling on N. 27th St., reaching speeds of at least 70 mph. A fire truck was traveling westbound on W. North Ave and was attempting to turn southbound on N. 27th when it was t-boned by the other vehicle.

The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle and there were four people in the fire truck. No MFD employees were injured, but the reckless driving suspect was taken to a hospital with a possible broken leg.

Police said a firearm and drugs were recovered from the driver.

"The [manner] in which the listed suspect was driving showed utter disregard for human life," said police.

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