One hospitalized in crash with light pole, second vehicle

Sun Prairie Crash Damage

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — One person was hospitalized Monday evening after being pulled from their vehicle following a crash involving a light pole and another vehicle in Sun Prairie.

Emergency crews were sent to the intersection of Columbus and Main streets around 5:30 p.m. where they found a vehicle that had crashed into a light post and sustained heavy damage. First responders then found another vehicle involved in the crash at Bristol and Main streets.

Crews with the Sun Prairie Fire Department and emergency medical services worked together to free the driver from the vehicle that hit the light pole. The driver’s side door had to be removed to free the occupant. That person was then taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The two occupants in the vehicle at Bristol Street were cleared at the scene.

Eyewitnesses reportedly told authorities that one of the vehicles drove on the sidewalk from Bristol to Columbus streets, but did not hit any pedestrians. The sidewalk and a planter were both damaged.

Sun Prairie officials said the crash with the light pole also caused an electrical hazard in the area, which was ultimately resolved. A nearby building sustained minor exterior damage but was deemed safe.

Main Street was closed for an hour while crews worked to clear the scene. Sun Prairie Police eventually took over to continue their investigation.

Authorities did not share details about what led to or caused the crash.