Two taken to hospital after stolen SUV rolls over on Atwood Ave. overnight

MADISON, Wis. — Two people were taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle rollover crash overnight on Madison’s east side, with police later determining the car was stolen.

The Madison Fire Department says the crash happened at the intersection of Atwood Avenue and Elmside Boulevard at about 1:41 a.m. Friday. Emergency crews responded a few minutes later and found a small Subaru SUV overturned and resting on its roof with significant damage.

One person who was in the SUV was found lying on the ground several feet away, fire officials said. A second person was found amid a crowd of bystanders. Police say the two people, identified as female, were taken to the hospital to treat non-life threatening injuries.


Madison police remained on the scene after the fire department cleared the scene to continue its investigation into the crash, and later determined the vehicle was stolen from the Brink Lounge on E. Washington Avenue earlier in the night.

The two women that were in the car admitted that it was stolen, but gave conflicting reports on who was driving, with both accusing the other of driving.

Officers learned the SUV was speeding on Atwood Ave. when it swerved to avoid a head-on collision before hitting a cement planter, a fire hydrant, and then an electrical pole before flipping over.

Madison police closed the street until MG&E could repair the electrical pole.