Officials warn drivers: stay in your car if you get in an accide - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Officials warn drivers: stay in your car if you get in an accident


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Many drivers wind up on the side of the road during the winter months and authorities have a life-saving message for them: stay in your cars.

Four people were hit Tuesday when standing along Interstate-94 in Milwaukee. Several cars crashed into each other and when the drivers were assessing the damage on the side of the road another car spun out of control and hit a van, which plowed into the group.

No one was seriously injured, but the Wisconsin State Patrol says the incident could have been avoided all together.

"Nine times out of 10, some other vehicle is going to follow the same track you did, so drive it away. If you're able to drive it away off the road or into the distance when you think you're safe," said Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper, Robert Simpson.

State Patrol also says that if you absolutely must walk away from your car, get as far away from the freeway as possible, preferably going uphill in case a car rolls down.

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