WSAW NewsChannel 7  | Central WI, Wausau, Rhinelander  |  News, Weather, Sports

Eagle River Squad Car Struck During Attempted Traffic Stop

The Eagle River Police Department reports one of their squad cars was struck after an officer attempted to pull over an erratic driver Saturday evening.

The Vilas County Dispatch Center received a 911 call just before 6:30 PM reporting a driver traveling in the wrong lane of traffic westbound through the City of Eagle River. The Eagle River Officer attempted to stop the vehicle and after several failed attempts, the Officer pulled their squad in front of the vehicle in attempts to protect oncoming traffic and slow the vehicle down. The vehicle rear ended the squad causing an accident.

No one was injured and no names are being released at this time. The cause of the erratic driving was determined to be medical related.

Eagle River Police Department, Eagle River Ambulance Service and the Vilas County Sheriff's Office responded to the incident. The Vilas County Sheriff's office is investigating the accident.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 234998821