Man injured after crash on Milwaukee's northwest side

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

  • TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady says the crash happened at about 9:00 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." Photo: Mike Lee

  • 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. Photo: Mike Lee

  • One of the men quickly got out of the car. Fire crews took 45 minutes to extricate the other man. Photo: Mike Lee

  • 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. Photo: Mike Lee

  • Investigators say the driver 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. Photo: Mike Lee