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Man injured after crash on Milwaukee's northwest side

Jay Sorgi

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Man injured after crash on Milwaukee's northwest side

CREATED Sep. 18, 2012 - UPDATED: Sep. 18, 2012

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Fire Department rescue workers took a man onto a stretcher after a crash on the city's northwest side.

TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady says the crash happened at about 8:00 a.m. near the corner of North 82nd Street and West Winfield Avenue, near Mill Road.

The crash "sounded like a bomb," said Rashawn McCollun, who lives near the scene.

"At first, they were saying it was an explosion until they discovered this happened."

A Milwaukee Fire Department battalion chief said to McCrady that two people were inside the car when it smashed into a tree and took out its roots.

One of the men quickly got out of the car.  Fire crews took 45 minutes to extricate the other man.

Flight for Life took that man to Froedtert Hospital with what were described as serious injuries.  The other man was also hospitalized.  Both men were expected to survive.

Investigators say the man was speeding and lost control.

Crews had to close down Mill Road between 81st and 82nd Street while Flight for Life came to the scene.

Check back for more details from this breaking story as they come in to us.