Few in Wisconsin would argue with the fact that it is a breach of a driver's duty of care to drink and drive. Most everyone is aware that the probability of being involved in a car accident can increase exponentially when a driver is drunk. Many people continue to lose their lives each year to drunk drivers.
As readers of our blog know, Mother Nature has been incredibly generous with the amounts of snow she has dropped on areas across the state of Wisconsin, including here in our very own St. Croix County. Because of the tremendous amounts of frozen precipitation on the roadways, drivers have found travel to be more dangerous than usual.
A Wisconsin man was allegedly drunk and driving when the car he was in slammed into a tree. A witness discovered the driver's vehicle after the car accident. The man authorities believe was the driver was behind the wheel of the car at the time the witness came upon the scene.
Two elderly Wisconsin women probably consider themselves lucky to be alive this month after they were severely injured in an auto-pedestrian accident. As readers of our blog know, these accidents are usually incredibly serious and often times can lead to fatalities depending on the circumstances.
Winter weather has been known to wreak havoc on Wisconsin roads. Icy conditions can make the roads slick and hazardous. Police believe it is icy roads that contributed to a car accident that killed the passenger in one of three vehicles involved.
Icy roads, as well as perhaps a little negligence, were to blame for a serious accident that crippled three vehicles and sent13 people to the hospital this month. And although police have yet to complete the investigation into the matter, community members are already starting to speculate about what events led up to this series of accidents.
Back in Oct. 2011, a Wisconsin woman died after having been involved in an accident. The driver of the vehicle that hit her has been charged with driving under the influence at the time of the crash. In Mar. 2012, the driver was also charged with vehicular homicide in connection with her death.
Just across the St. Croix River, in the state of Minnesota, sits the town of Hastings where, shortly before 8pm on September 6, 2012, a16-year-old girl lost her life during a serious motor vehicle accident. Although this may not have happened across state lines, the grim reality of the accident resonates with Wisconsin residents still, to this day.