Twenty Sauk City firefighters worked to free a man pinned in his vehicle after colliding with a farm implement being pulled by a tractor.
According to a news release issued by the Sauk City Fire Department, the Sauk City Fire Department, Sauk Prairie Ambulance and Dane County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched just after 6 p.m. Sept. 10 to the eastbound lanes of Highway 12 at Herbrand Road in the town of Roxbury for a reported car versus farm equipment collision. It was discovered the driver of the car was pinned and required extrication.
Once Sauk City firefighters arrived on the scene, all incoming units were notified the car had collided with a chopper box being pulled by a tractor. Both eastbound lanes of Highway 12 between Herbrand Road and County Road KP were temporarily closed due to road blockage and to allow for a landing zone to be established for UW Medflight, who was called to the scene. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to remove the vehicle’s roof to extract the driver. He was flown to a Madison hospital by UW Medflight. The driver of the vehicle is recovering in a Madison hospital, and will receive a citation for inattentive driving. The tractor operator was not injured.
Highway 12 was closed until about 9:30 p.m. Everett’s Towing removed the vehicle from the scene, while Bill’s Towing was requested for their Heavy Duty rotator wrecker and flatbed semi to remove the fully loaded chopper box.