On July 2, a bicycle and an 18-wheeler collided at an intersection. It may not surprise anyone in Wisconsin to know that the bicycle rider was fatally injured in the truck vs. bicycle accident. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.
Residents in the community of Wisconsin Rapids are still grieving after an accident claimed the lives of two of its residents just two days ago. Although the accident is still under investigation, police currently believe that alcohol was likely a contributing factor in the crash.
Residents in and around Jefferson County are probably thinking that their roads are a little bit more dangerous this week after two separate car accidents in the area claimed the lives of two people within days of each other. While these crashes are both reminders of how even one mistake behind the wheel can change a life forever.
One of the attractions in the Wisconsin town of Lake Delton is Alligator Alley Adventures Go-Kart Track. Unfortunately, the track was the site of a terrible accident recently in which a man was killed. As a result, the track could find itself the subject of a wrongful death claim from the man's family.
Far to our east in Redgranite a community is grieving this month for the loss of an 81-year-old local man who lost his life just days ago in a tragic accident involving another vehicle. Police say that the man appears to have been abiding by all traffic laws just prior to the accident-a fact that unfortunately did not prevent him from being involved in the fatal crash.
The man had just left his home and was on his way to a family member's house to cut their grass. The man was driving his riding lawn mower in the shoulder, making the 10-block trip to the family member's house, when he slowly began drifting to his left into traffic. It's at this point that he was hit by an SUV driven by a 56-year-old Milwaukee man.
The Shawano County Sheriff's Department was called to a stretch of County Highway M near the overpass at Highway 29 at approximately 2:30 a.m. on June 28. When they arrived, they found an unresponsive man in the road. It was surmised that he was the victim of a hit-and-run car accident.
There were two accidents involving motorcycles only hours apart on June 17 in the Wisconsin town of Kenosha. Details about one of the accidents hasn't yet been released, except to report that the rider was not seriously injured and was taken to a local hospital. The second motorcycle vs. car accident ended with the death of the motorcycle rider.
We've all heard the familiar phrase: don't drink and drive. For most of us here in Wisconsin, this is a common sense statement that needs no preface. Another common phrase encourages us to drive responsibly and find a designated driver. Seems simple enough. But according to a new study, about 40 percent of designated drivers consume at least some amount of alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car. Furthermore, one-fifth of them may have been just as impaired as the people they were supposed to be bringing home safely.