Enough obstacles exist for drivers on a sunny and dry day, but when it rains, the roadways can easily become treacherous. Slick pavement, the possibility of hydroplaning and how heavily the rain is falling can --individually or collectively -- increase the possibility of losing control of a vehicle. The Wisconsin State Patrol suspects that inclement weather played a role in a recent head-on collision.
Granted, there are many rules of the road. There may even be too many for many Wisconsin residents to remember. After driving at posted speeds and following all traffic signs, one that every driver should remember is to never be responsible for a hit-and-run accident by leaving the scene after a collision.
A serious crash took place recently on Wisconsin Highway 44. Fortunately, the only occupants of the two vehicles involved in this serious car accident were the drivers. Both men ended up being transported to area hospitals.
Every decision an individual makes has potential consequences. When that decision is to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking, the consequences can be deadly. One Wisconsin man discovered at his sentencing hearing just how much his poor decision to drink and drive has affected -- and will affect -- the people he hurt in the car accident that he caused.
Some accidents require the expertise of an accident reconstruction specialist in order to determine exactly what happened. For instance, a car accident that occurred in June 2012 left authorities wondering which of the vehicle's four occupants was driving at the time. A Wisconsin State Patrol reconstruction specialist stepped in to answer as many questions regarding the accident as possible.
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.
The United States Congress decided that April is designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This is partly because as many as 421,000 people suffered injuries and 3,328 people died in a distracted driving accident in 2012. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is hoping that its campaign during the month of April will raise awareness of this dangerous problem.
Sometime before 3 a.m. on March 9, a wreck occurred on Wisconsin Highway 51. When police responded to the scene of the single car accident, they discovered that the crash led to two fatalities. That portion of the highway was closed for close to five hours as law enforcement officers investigated and had the scene cleared.
The family of a Wisconsin woman is mourning her loss as they try to comfort and care for the 4-month-old daughter she left behind. The woman died what authorities say was a weather-related car accident. Her little girl was in the car as well, but the family says she is doing fine physically.
Two Wisconsin sisters were so close that they worked and lived together. Their morning routine had been the same for 15 years. Tragically, the morning of Feb. 24 was the last time the two would ever be together because one of the sisters died in a pedestrian vs. car accident.