Pedestrian injured by Wisconsin squad car early Sunday

A pedestrian was injured early Sunday morning after they were struck by a squad car in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Shortly after 1 a.m. the Dunn County sheriff’s office responded to Wilson Avenue west of 2nd Street West to investigate a motor vehicle accident in Menomonie. They were also advised the accident involved a pedestrian struck by a Menomonie Police Department squad car, according to a release.

When deputies arrived, they learned that a squad was heading west on Wilson Avenue when the driver observed a person lying on the roadway. The officer swerved, but was not able to completely avoid striking that person.

Menomonie Fire Department arrived at the scene and transported the person to the hospital. The extent of his injuries are not known at this time.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is assisting the sheriff’s office with this investigation.