Two people were taken to Froedtert Hospital on Oct. 21 after slamming into a parked car, which careened into a house and ruptured a gas line, because a squirrel crossed the road.
According to the Wauwatosa police report:
The 19-year-old woman driving the car swerved to avoid a squirrel in the 1300 block of North 68th Street, driving across a lane of traffic and into a parked car.
Her car caused the unoccupied, parked vehicle to go airborne and slam into the porch and natural gas meter of the neighboring house. A concrete chunk was ripped off the porch and the railing pierced the outer wall of the home.
The driver and her passenger, a 20-year-old man, were taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment of knee and jaw pain at 5:50 p.m.
The driver was cited for failing to keep a vehicle under control, driving with suspended registration and driving without proof of insurance.
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