7 Injured in 4 Car Accident Caused by Inattentive Driving

Mount Pleasant Police and South Shore Fire responded to an accident Saturday at Washington Avenue and Wisconsin Street.

**Updated 11 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Police and South Shore Fire responded at 5:59 p.m. Saturday to a four-car accident near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Wisconsin Street.

According to MPPD Sgt. Jason Vaccaro, officers were called to the intersection for a chain-reaction accident that started when a first vehicle tried to stop at the stoplight at Highways H and 20. That car struck the vehicle in front of it, which struck another car and then another.

A total of seven people suffered non-life threatening injuries. Four were treated at the scene and three were transported to Wheaton Franciscan.

Scanner reports from Racine Uncovered, four cars were involved in the crash, but it was unclear if there were injuries. Patch drove by at about 7 p.m. and saw at least three vehicles on flat-bed tow trucks, but rescue personnel were no longer on scene.

Facebook posts from RU readers, indicated that children may have been transported to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary's.

Vaccaro confirmed that a child with a birthdate of 2009 was taken to the hospital.

"(The child) had a child safety seat. Other children were involved, but I have not further information at this time," he wrote in an email to Patch.

The driver of the car that attempted to stop was cited for inattentive driving. Wisconsin State Statute 346.89(1)states:

(1) No person while driving a motor vehicle shall be so engaged or occupied as to interfere with the safe driving of such vehicle.

Patch will update this story when/if more details become available.


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