1 man seriously injured in car vs. crane crash, MFD officials say

Photo courtesy of Brent Kershner

MADISON, Wis. — One person was seriously injured Thursday evening after he crashed into a construction crane on South Gammon Road near the westbound Beltline.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene just before 5:30 p.m. to find a vehicle crushed beneath the crane on the side of the road. The driver was pinned inside of the vehicle, according to the Madison Fire Department.

MFD’s Ladder Co. 2 requested a tow truck to pull the car back so emergency responders could free the driver. Rescue crews said the damage to the vehicle made extracting the man difficult.

Once the man was freed, he was taken to a local hospital via an ambulance.

The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The Madison police and fire departments responded to the scene.