What started out as a routine weekday morning for a Wisconsin family quickly turned into chaos. As an elementary school boy's mother was walking him to the school bus stop, he was run down by a car. Police in the area are still attempting to determine what happened in this fatal accident.
Losing a loved one in a car accident causes a certain pain that no one should ever have to experience. What makes these accidents even harder to take is when a defective automobile was responsible for the fatality.
Most Wisconsin residents already know about the inherent dangers of drinking and driving. No shortage of media stories warning drivers of the possibility that an alcohol-related accident could lead to serious injury or death. An Eau Claire man might have learned this lesson a bit too late.
Wisconsin is currently being hit with another powerful winter storm, which could result in a foot of snow in the northwestern part of the state and blizzard conditions elsewhere.
In an update to a story we first reported on back on June 13, 2012 ("Motorcyclist killed, 9 others injured in Wisconsin crash"), a Wisconsin man was recently sentenced in connection with the death of two motorcyclists and the injury of eight others back in 2012. At his sentencing hearing, the man apologized and expressed his remorse regarding the car accident that took place. The driver received an eight year prison sentence, to be followed by extended supervision for 15 years and another seven years of probation after that.
Uber is a tech-based ridesharing company that connects passengers and drivers using a smartphone app. While not yet available in Wisconsin, the company offers its services in most major cities, including Minneapolis.
Federal transportation officials are taking a new approach to car accidents.
Under ordinary circumstances, any number of obstacles can hinder a person's ability to safety navigate Wisconsin roads. In the wintertime, inclement weather such as snow and ice present a new set of dangers for drivers. Under these conditions, drivers not only need to be more cautious, but also need to make the determination of whether they should even attempt to be out on the roads. The risk of a car accident can significantly increase during times of bad weather.