Two suffer serious injuries following crash on icy bridge at High Point Road
Icy conditions on Madison overpasses reported
MADISON, Wis. — Drivers were asked to avoid High Point Road on Madison’s west side following a crash Thursday.
The crash happened shortly before 1 p.m. on the bridge of High Point Road, between Watts Road and D’onofrio Drive, according to a tweet by the Madison Fire Department.
�TRAFFIC ALERT� #Madison Fire is on scene of a crash on the bridge of High Point Road, between Watts Rd. and D’onofrio Dr. Reports of extremely icy, dangerous conditions there. Road closure currently in place. @CityofMadison Street Division notified. Choose alternate routes.
— Madison Fire Dept. (@MadisonWIFire) December 12, 2019
The Madison Fire Department said the crash involved multiple vehicles and that two people were taken to a hospital with serious injuries. One of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries and had to be extricated from her vehicle.
The Fire Department reports the bridge was very icy and that conditions in the area were dangerous.
Madison police said several bridges and overpasses iced over Thursday afternoon. Madison police were also responding to a crash on Stoughton Road.
Patrol officers reporting icy conditions on some roadways,
particularly bridges and overpasses. Please be cautious. Head-on crash on High
Point Rd. over West Beltline Highway. Serious injuries reported. Another crash
currently being worked on Stoughton Rd.
— Madison Police (@madisonpolice) December 12, 2019
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