DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- It was a close call Monday morning on the Beltline for one Dane County Sheriff's deputy, after he narrowly escaped injury when his squad car was hit from behind while responding to a crash.
Officials say several emergency units were responding to a crash around 11:40 a.m. Monday on the eastbound Beltline, near South Towne Drive. When Deputy David Lambrecht, a member of the Dane County Traffic Team, arrived on scene, he got out of his vehicle.
Authorities say most vehicles approaching the scene slowed down and moved over. However, one vehicle did not see traffic slowing down and swerved into the far right lane to avoid hitting the cars in front of her. She then overcorrected and swerved onto the left side of the highway, hit the median and then hit Deputy Lambrecht's squad car.
Officials say Deputy Lambrecht jumped over the median to avoid getting hit. He was not hurt, but the at-fault driver and one of her passengers were taken by ambulance to a local hospital with minor injuries.
The crash is being investigated by the Monona Police Department.
The Dane County Sheriff's Office is reminding motorists of Wisconsin's "Move Over Law." Whenever you see a police squad car, an ambulance, a tow truck, or a highway maintenance vehicle pulled over with emergency lights on, you must slow down and/or move over if possible.
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