It may seem like common sense to say that you should always be vigilant when you drive or operate a motor vehicle, but as the number of motor vehicle accidents continually rise as we near the end of the year, some of us wonder if people are really getting this message.
A final investigative report may not be available for weeks, but Wisconsin authorities believe that a hunting related shooting that left one man dead was a tragic accident. The accident was investigated by three Douglas County conservation officers who recreated the shooting in order to determine whether it was an accident. Even though the shooting may have been an accident, it does not preclude the family of the victim from filing a wrongful death claim.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department has requested a Wisconsin State Patrol accident reconstruction team to help them determine how a head-on collision occurred. A husband and wife died in the accident, and another person was taken to Richland Hospital. The driver of the vehicle said to be responsible for the accident may end up facing a wrongful death action from the family of the husband and wife that were killed in this tragic accident.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, families across Wisconsin and that rest of the nation are already making plans to spend the weekend with relatives. Travelling across several states is not out of the question for many travelers, some driving through the night of Thanksgiving to reap the benefits of Black Friday sales back home. But with more people on the road comes the risk of car accidents that could end deadly says many transportation experts.
Parked along I-94, just west of Milwaukee, sat two Waukesha County sheriffs. It was fairly late that night when the officers were suddenly thrown forward in their vehicle, the back of their car having just been struck by another motorist. The squad car's computer dislodged from its base as the squad car spun around.
Many Wisconsin drivers may already know that more accidents involving deer occur in November than any other month of the year. The possibility of being involved in a deer vs. car accident in Wisconsin is 78.7 to one. The state ranks 7th in the nation when it comes to accidents involving deer.
Everyone in Wisconsin has seen a disabled vehicle on the side of the road at least one time in their lives. Whether it's because of car troubles or because of an accident, we often times pay more attention to the vehicle itself and little attention to the people who could be walking around on the side of the road.
The Wisconsin State Patrol reports that two Waukesha County deputies were taken to Froedtert Hospital after suffering injuries to their backs and faces. The deputies were injured when their cruiser was struck by another vehicle. One teen has been arrested in connection with the car accident.
Drivers across the state of Wisconsin are used to seeing large trucks on the roads. It never fails to make drivers nervous when passing them though because there is always the uncertainty of whether or not they see you driving next to them.