When it comes to car crashes, the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) says the higher the speed, the more likely their crews will need to cut you from the vehicle.
With the increase in reckless driving in the city, fire crews are doing that more often. It is why they practice extricating people from their vehicles on a regular basis. “We are going to pretend that there is a patient in there, the driver, and you can see that the door just doesn’t open. We are going to have to extricate,” said Battalion Chief Steven Weinkauf of the Milwaukee Fire Department. Milwaukee fire crews see accidents every day in the city. MFD says over the years, those crashes are happening at higher speeds, making it even harder to get people out of their cars.