A man was injured in a Waukesha car accident Wednesday afternoon.
According to officials with the Waukesha Fire Department, firefighters rushed to the rescue of a driver who crashed into the Fox River shortly after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities say rescuers swam out to the van and helped free the driver from the vehicle. Police say the air gap inside the car was just a few inches wide when firefighters reached the vehicle.
Waukesha Fire Lieutenant Steve Clementi told reporters the rescuers had to break one of the vehicles windows. "We had to take out the rear window to gain access to [the driver]," Clementi said. "He said 'get me out of here,' so we grabbed him and wrapped our ropes around him, and it was a relatively easy rescue from that point."
The driver was transported by ambulance to an are hospital for treatment. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Waukesha Police Department.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, please contact the Waukesha Personal Injury Lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.