Until June 1, Polk County, Wisconsin, had not had a fatal car accident in 2015. That all changed in a heartbeat when a minivan and a car collided, and one of the passengers in the car was killed. She was just 22 years old, and the authorities did bring her to Regions Hospital in St. Paul before she died, but the doctors were not able to save her.
Although most people automatically think of an automobile accident when someone mentions a fatality caused by a drunk driver, it may surprise you to learn that many boating accidents that result in a fatality also involve drugs or alcohol. According to the United States Guard, boating under the influence, or rather a BUI, actually increases the possibility of a fatal accident while boating by approximately 34 percent.
An investigation is on-going as the authorities look into what caused an accident between a police car and another vehicle, driven by a civilian, at an intersection in Green Bay. The crash happened at the intersection where Bond St. and Military Ave. come together, and photos from the scene show the police car sitting in the grass on the side of the road, the lights still flashing even though the front of the car is smashed in.
When it comes to car accidents, if someone acts in a manner that is careless and that carelessness causes another person to be injured, it falls under what is known as the legal principle of "negligence." This means that the careless person is generally considered liable for any type of resulting harm. Although you may think that it is fairly easy to win a case involving a negligent driver, there are actually four elements that must be established to show that the person was at fault.
Driving at high speeds requires a good deal of concentration, which is something most impaired drivers do not have. Virtually every Wisconsin driver knows that speed and alcohol can lead to a deadly car accident. Nevertheless, some drivers still get behind the wheel after they have been drinking.
A car accident can cause tremendous pain and suffering to a victim and their family. Wisconsin residents may find a recent study that stated teen drivers are more likely to be involved in a car accident and are the leading cause of death when it comes to car accidents interesting. This information could be useful for several reasons, including helping lower the risk to those who share the roads with these young drivers.
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.
Winter weather in Wisconsin has been the cause of more than a few accidents over the years. This year has been no exception. A pile up on Highway 41 involved approximately 26 cars, and another car accident in Nekimi resulted in a fatality.
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.
Wisconsin police officers assume a certain amount of risk while on duty. They know that the possibility of being injured or killed is very real every time they go on a call. In fact, it's typically just part of the job. But what about when they are off duty? Unfortunately, police officers are just as likely to be involved in a car accident off duty as anyone else.