Van sideswipes dump truck on Hwy. 53

A handicap transport van apparently lost control and sideswiped a fully laden dump truck on Hwy. 53, just north of the northbound onramp on Friday morning, Feb. 16, sending the van into the median. A man in the van was apparently injured, according to emergency responders. Firefighters helped the passenger, who is handicapped, into an ambulance. The driver of the truck was unharmed, as was the driver of the van. The van driver and the passenger were transported by ambulance to Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. Names were not immediately available.

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