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Responding medical team hits live power lines

Monday, February 01, 2016 9:00 AM | PAAW Administrator (Administrator)

Several hundred people were without power early on the morning of January 30 after a dangerous crash in Hobart, which is near Green Bay.

It happened on WIS 54 near Bay Ridge Court around 2:00AM.

A medical crew from County Rescue Service was driving west on Hwy 54, non-emergent to re-position to assist another crew working a call at an area residence. In the dark, their squad struck power lines that were draped across the roadway from a separate motor vehicle accident that had occurred moments earlier.

The County Rescue crew members sustained very minor injuries, but could not be safely removed from the squad until the power lines were de-energized some time later. 
The Brown County Sheriff's Office was dealing with both scenes for several hours.
According to Director of Operations Larry Ullmer with County Rescue Services, "Our staff members are fine and the squad has minor damage, and our involvement with the incident was secondary to another accident".

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