1 injured in car-semi crash - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

1 injured in car-semi crash

Posted:

MADISON (WKOW) -- A Mishicot man is seriously injured after a car crash on 1-39 near Stoughton.

Emergency officials responded to the crash around 6 p.m. on Sunday when a car traveling south on I-39 made an illegal u-turn in a crossover.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, traffic had to slam on its brakes to avoid striking the car as it slowed down to take the crossover. One of the vehicles that was attempting to slow down lost control and fishtailed into the right lane. A semi in the right lane hit the car broadside.

24-year-old Jack Polifka was transported to UW Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Polifka was not wearing a seatbelt.

The crash is under investigation.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.