A police chief was injured in a car crash minutes after he left a press conference on reckless driving
- Milwaukee's Police Chief was injured in a car crash on Monday morning.
- He had been attending a press conference on the city's reckless driving problem.
Milwaukee's Police Chief was injured in a car crash just minutes after leaving a press conference on the city's reckless driving problem.
Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) said that Jeffrey Norman was injured after a dump truck struck his vehicle on Monday morning.
Witnesses told WPR that the dump truck failed to come to a halt at an intersection.
A WPR reporter present at the scene saw Norman sitting on the sidewalk shortly after the crash, apparently wearing a neckbrace, the local news outlet said.
He was transported to a nearby hospital, alongside another officer who was involved in the crash, Milwaukee Police Department said in a news release.
Both were treated for "non-life threatening injuries," the statement said.
The driver of the dump truck remained at the scene and is actively cooperating with the ongoing investigation, police confirmed.
It's unclear if the incident was related to reckless driving. The police department said it was examining the circumstances that led to the crash.
Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, who signed a resolution to crack down on reckless driving during the press conference, described the incident to WPR as "cruelly coincidental."
He added: "We did not need this type of reminder that all drivers need to slow down and increase caution on our roadways."
Milwaukee Alderman Lamont Westmoreland, who was also at the news conference, told WPR that: "It just goes to show you that no one is exempt from anything out here on the streets."
According to WPR, Milwaukee has been troubled with reckless driving for years.
Last year, the police department reported a 32% year-on-year increase in reckless driving citations, with 496 citations being issued, WPR reported.
Milwaukee Police Department did not respond to Insider's request for a comment, sent outside working hours.
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