MADISON, Wis. - A seven car accident at eastbound I-90 and the Beltline injured two people and caused significant traffic delays Friday afternoon.
According to a traffic alert, the crash happened around 2:30p.m. All lanes of traffic were blocked for about an hour but lanes were re-opened by 3:30 p.m., State Patrol said.
According to a release from the Department of Transportation, two drivers were traveling south and missed their exit. As they began to slow down one of the drivers was going too fast and missed the exit, driving into the ditch.
The second car pulled over and a third car behind it braked causing a chain of rear-end accidents backing up traffic for nearly five miles.
Three people were injured, according to the release. A 77-year-old man was taken to UW Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. His name was not released.
Margarette Faber, 81, was also taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Robert Taylor, 62, of Nekoosa also suffered non-life threatening injuries but was not taken to a hospital.
According tot the release, everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt and authorities believe alcohol was not involved.
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