Two accidents within an hour of each other in one Wisconsin county had very different outcomes. In one head-on collision, the occupants of both vehicles survived, but in the other both drivers, who were the only occupants of the vehicles, died. For this reason, local law enforcement officials requested the assistance of the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Last week, a semi-truck jackknifed on eastbound Interstate 94 near Hudson, tipping over on the Minnesota side of the bridge crossing the St. Croix River. Luckily, the accident didn't occur on the bridge, but two vehicles hit the semi-truck after it overturned.
Holiday celebrations often involve the consumption of alcohol. Statistics aren’t necessary to know this, experience is generally enough of an indicator. Consuming some holiday spirits certainly isn’t unreasonable, but it is when an individual decides to get behind the wheel that it becomes incredibly dangerous.
A driver pleaded no contest recently to a reduced charge in connection with the death of a woman in Nov. 2012. He was originally charged with reckless homicide in the second degree and could have spent 25 years in a Wisconsin prison. However, by pleading to the lesser charge, his prison sentence was set at nine years. The plea was not only for this fatal accident -- other charges were included as well. He will also spend nine years on probation after completion of his prison term.
The road is an unpredictable place and motorists should be extra careful when driving. There is always a danger of injury or death when there is an accident on the road. However, there is more danger when there are multiple vehicles involved in the crash. Unfortunately, a recent fatal accident which involved 70 cars resulted in the deaths of three people in Wisconsin.
Suffering injuries in a car accident can be a traumatic event, but when those injuries cannot be seen by the naked eye, such as those suffered to the brain and head, it can make things that much worse. While CT and normal MRI scans can offer doctors a look into the human body, they often times do not show the extent of damage received, which can lead to questions of long-term effects.
Senator Jerry Petrowski is trying to make the roadways just a little bit safer in the upcoming year with his proposal for a new bill that would bar drivers from using their cellphones while driving through construction zones where workers are present. The plan of the new bill, which was proposed recently and is seeking other co-sponsors, is to not only make conditions safer for construction workers but reduce the number of distracted driving accidents in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin State Patrol and local authorities continue to investigate a collision involving an 18-wheeler and an SUV. Four people suffered injuries and another died in the truck vs. auto accident. The current conditions of the injured parties were not reported.
Officers from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol are still looking into a deadly crash that took place in Gordon just days ago when a truck collided head-on with an SUV carrying five people. The fatal accident is just one of many that have occurred across the state and highlights the dangers that are ever present on the roadways.