An Oconto woman and her 9-month-old son are okay after her car's brakes failed on a hill on Sturgeon Bay's east side and she ended up crashing into a tree.
It happened Sunday around 6 p.m. at Georgia Street and 15th Place.
According to the report from the Sturgeon Bay Police Department, 23-year-old Amanda Peil noticed the brakes on her Pontiac Bonneville were going out after she left Walmart and turned onto Egg Harbor Road. She took a left onto Georgia Street and as she was going down the hill she attempted to pump her brakes. When she realized her car was speeding up she put on her emergency flashers and began honking her horn to warn others that she couldn't stop.
Peil continued to try to slow her vehicle but went through the stop sign at Georgia and 14th Avenue. She attempted to turn left onto 15th Place but couldn't make the turn and struck a tree. It's not known how she fast she was going when the collision occurred.
Peil, who was wearing her seat belt, suffered minor injuries. Her 9-month-old son, who was restrained in a child safety seat in the back seat, was not injured. Both were taken to the local hospital.