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UPDATE: Crash injures four at Antigo little league baseball game



Four people were hurt after a car crash at a little league game. Police say it happened just before 8:30 Monday night.

A man told police his foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas.

Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller was at Saratoga Park enjoying a little league baseball game, when something chaotic happened.

“I heard the tired accelerate rapidly through the gravel, then the crash,” Roller said.

Around 8:30 Monday night, Roller says an SUV crashed into four people.

“The vehicle was going in reverse rapidly, hit four people and backed into a fence,” Roller said.

Two of the four were children—ages eight and nine.

“A nine-year-old boy was underneath the vehicle. Other people were pushed off, but the boy was still under the vehicle,” Roller said.

Officials say that’s when several witnesses came to help.

“A lot of people, from my understanding, helped move the car off the boy,” Roller said.

The driver told Newsline 9 that he was backing up to pick up a lawn chair. That’s when he said his foot slipped off the brake and onto the gas, accelerating into the fence at the field.

All four people were taken to the hospital. Police say they’ve all been released, but there’s not word on how badly they were injured.

Newsline 9 did talk to the driver, but he didn’t want to go on camera. But he did show us the damage to his car.

“I believe everybody is pretty fortunate, how bad things could have gone,” Roller said.

Police say they don’t think alcohol was a factor. As for the driver, he says he’s glad everyone is okay.

No charges have been filed. But police say the crash is still under investigation. 


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