2 occupants’ feet briefly stuck in crashed car; 5 injured in crash, fire officials say

Five people were injured Friday in a single-vehicle crash on Madison’s east side, officials said.

The Madison Fire Department said crews responded to a report of a sports sedan that had crashed at about 5:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Meadowlark Drive.

According to the report, a sports sedan was headed south on Meadowlark at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control while trying to round a curve at the bottom of a hill. After leaving the road, the back of the vehicle struck a tree. The car spun to a stop.

Three of the occupants were able to get out of the car before paramedics and firefighters arrived, the fire department said. Two of the occupants were still inside the car with their feet stuck. They were assisted out of the car by firefighters.

There was a large gasoline spill along the sidewalk and grass near the scene, the report said. Firefighters blanketed the area with water and foam to protect the scene from fire hazards.

The driver and all four passengers suffered various injuries, none life-threatening, officials said. They were taken to UW hospital by ambulances.

Prior to leaving the scene, a crew applied one more blanket of water and foam to the area and disconnected the car’s battery cable to prevent further hazards at the scene as authorities stayed behind to investigate the crash.