Crash pins Verona woman in car, police say

Weather not a factor in accident, lieutenant says

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:50:25 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 26 2013 03:12:25 PM CST
VERONA, Wis. -

Police said a Verona woman was injured in a crash Tuesday shortly after noon.

Verona police Lt. David Dresser said a 49-year-old woman was taken to UW Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the car she was driving was struck by a gray van at 12:36 p.m. at the intersection of North Shuman and West Harriet streets.

Dresser said the woman was pinned and the Verona Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to extract her from the car.

Police said a van, driven by a Verona High School student, was traveling south on North Shuman Street but failed to yield at a stop sign, striking the car. The car then hit a telephone pole.

Dresser said weather did not appear to be a factor in the accident.

No citations had been issued but the crash is still under investigation, police said.

The van driver and a passenger -- also a student -- were not injured, Dresser said.