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Mount Pleasant police answered four different calls for accidents Saturday, none of which were considered serious or resulted in serious injury to those involved. There was also a call for a large fight at Haban Park involving parents attending youth football games.
From MPPD Sgt. Jason Vaccaro:
Spring Street/Airline Road: At 11:22 a.m., the Racine County Communications Center (RCCC) received calls of a motor vehicle crash. Two vehicles were involved. A black Kia SUV with 3 occupants of the Racine area was traveling EB on Spring St. at Airline Rd. A white Honda Pilot was following behind the Kia. The Honda, driven by a 31-year-old female of Racine, rear-ended the Kia. The three occupants of the Kia claimed injury and were treated by South Shore Rescue Personnel at the scene with no transport. The driver of the Honda was not injured and received no valid drivers license; no insurance; no vehicle registration and following too closely.
Durand Avenue/Pritchard: At 1:11 p.m., RCCC received a call of a motor vehicle crash. The crash involved 3 vehicles, a gray minivan, a silver Chrysler SUV and a Chevrolet SUV. One vehicle was towed from the crash.
Hit/Run Kinzie and Highway 31: At 1:57 p.m., RCCC received calls of a hit and run crash. The crash involved 2 vehicles, one that was driving NB on S. Green Bay Rd., driven by a male. The second vehicle was driving WB on Kinzie Ave. The WB vehicle pulled into the path of the NB vehicle, with the vehicles colliding in the intersection. The second vehicle then fled the scene, leaving the front bumper and headlight assembly from the vehicle at the scene. The hit and run offending vehicle was reportedly similar to a mid-90’s white Chevrolet Lumina. The vehicle is missing a front bumper and headlight assembly. The male driver of the NB vehicle complained of a minor injury, but did not want a rescue squad.
500 Block of S. Newman Rd.: At 4:12 p.m., a crash was reported to RCCC where a SB minivan driven by a 29-year-old female of Racine collided with a utility pole. Wires were downed across Newman Rd. and several nearby homes were without power. A MPPD Police Officer was driving by and witnessed the crash. The 29-year-old female was driving SB on Newman Rd. and stated she fell asleep at the wheel. Her vehicle crossed the center line and almost collided with an oncoming vehicle, and then collided head-on with the utility pole, shearing it off at the base. Both airbags were deployed and the driver was not injured. There were no other occupants in the vehicle. The driver of the minivan was cited for operating a motor vehicle after license suspension and operating left of the center line. Due to the downed power lines and the unstable remaining utility pole, Newman Rd. was blocked from any traffic, from Woodland Hills Drive to Westmore Drive, until approximately 10 p.m. We-energies crews were still on the scene replacing the pole and restoring electric as of 10 p.m.