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Major factors in fatal accidents

Have you ever wondered what transportation factors cause most fatal accidents in Wisconsin? In order to find out, the information from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has been broken down and analyzed, and five different factors were found to contribute frequently. FARS is run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA).

What you should know about BUI boating accidents in Wisconsin

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.

Mother not happy with results of criminal trial in fatal accident

A mother who is still mourning the loss of her daughter feels as though the family is being victimized a second time. Her daughter was taken from her in a fatal accident in Aug. 2012 here in Wisconsin. Now, the court has decided that the man responsible for the crash was not in his right mind at the time of the accident.

Fatal accident on Wisconsin 164 under investigation

Every once in a while, law enforcement officials come upon an accident in which the cause is not readily observable. A recent fatal accident on Wisconsin 164 provided police with a number of issues to investigate. They are not even sure who was driving at the time of the crash.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against carmaker after recall

There are multiple reasons why a motor vehicle accident might occur. While often the behavior of a driver is to blame, other times the fault may lie in the vehicle itself. When an automobile is defective, it could lead to an accident occurring. As is the case with any motor vehicle accident it is possible that these could lead to death.

Fatal accident takes the life of elementary school boy

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.

Wisconsin mom wants to know why GM recall didn't come sooner

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.

New ridesharing companies create insurance nightmare

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.

No charges to be filed in Wisconsin fatal accident between boats

A Wisconsin prosecutor made the difficult decision not to press charges against a boat driver involved in an accident in 2011. The district attorney believes that both boat drivers contributed to the fatal accident. Where this gives ample reason to file charges, the probability of a conviction is believed to be low.

Driver pleads no contest in Wisconsin fatal accident

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.

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