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Mount Pleasant police say a 59-year-old man suffered severe injuries after his SUV ran into the back of an asphalt utility vehicle Wednesday morning during rush hour.

According to a press release from MPPD Sgt. Eric Relich, police were called around 7:30 a.m. to an accident on Washington Avenue between International Drive and the East Frontage Road.

When officers arrived, they found the driver of the SUV with severe injuries to his lower body as a result of the driver running into the back of an asphalt truck.

Crews from South Shore Fire Department responded the scene and worked to stabilize the man who was conscious, but rescue determined the man needed transport via Flight for Life to a hospital in Milwaukee. His injuries are serious but not considered to be life-threatening.

The SUV was totaled, Relich said, but the utility truck only suffered minor damage and the driver of that truck was not injured.

Officers from Sturtevant and Caledonia assisted with traffic control, and investigators from Wisconsin State Patrol were called in to further evaluate the scene.

The driver of the SUV was cited for in attentive driving.

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