Madison police say driver in critical condition after crashing into occupied porta-potty

Madison police squad car

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police say the driver of a car that was speeding away from a crash ended up causing a second collision Wednesday morning, hitting a porta-potty with a person inside.

Officers were called to the 2900 block of E. Washington Avenue at about 11:13 a.m. Wednesday for reports of the initial crash. Police say the driver had lost consciousness while driving before crashing into a metal fence.

The person then allegedly sped away from the scene after waking up, before crashing into the occupied porta-potty at a construction site.

The driver of the car was taken to the hospital after a piece of fencing impaled the vehicle’s windshield and pinned the driver’s neck to the seat. As of Friday, the driver was in critical condition.

The person inside the porta-potty suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but did require stitches for a head injury.