Multiple Motor Vehicle Accidents in Northern Door Tuesday

It appears that a medical issue caused a single-vehicle crash in the Town of Sevastopol Tuesday afternoon. At about 5:00 pm, a 61 year-old Fish Creek woman was northbound on Highway 42 in her Ford Escape SUV, Just a short distance south of Whitefish Bay Road. At that point, the medical issue caused her to lose control of the SUV as it entered the west ditch, struck a utility pole, and then hit a fence before coming to rest in a field facing south. The woman sustained possible injury and received EMS ground transport to the Door County Medical Center. That section of the northbound lane was closed off for about 40 minutes while responders tended to the scene, and the SUV required towing due to the damages.

Then, there were also two separate accidents on Highway 57 near Baileys Harbor a short while later. Shortly before 6:30 pm, there was crash a short distance south of County Road E, near Maxwelton Braes. Just minutes later, 2 off-duty paramedics in full uniform had just finished their shift and had stopped in their red EMT vehicle to check on any possible injuries. Their red EMT vehicle had orange and red hazard lights flashing while it was parked on the southbound shoulder. That’s when a 45 year-old Milwaukee woman was southbound on 57 in her Chrysler Town & Country van, reportedly going about 45 m.p.h., And she failed to swerve away from the EMT vehicle in time and ended up striking it. Thankfully, in the end there were no injuries in either accident, but that section of Highway 57 was closed off for 1 hour while responders tended to the scene and damaged vehicles were towed away. The Milwaukee woman was given a citation for failure to keep her vehicle under control.

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