If you live in a rural area, one of the benefits is that you often have a greater sense of safety. This applies to roads, where there is less traffic than in suburbs and large metro areas and we often feel safer than if we were in the middle of a traffic jam.
Few in Wisconsin would argue with the fact that it is a breach of a driver's duty of care to drink and drive. Most everyone is aware that the probability of being involved in a car accident can increase exponentially when a driver is drunk. Many people continue to lose their lives each year to drunk drivers.
Back in Oct. 2011, a Wisconsin woman died after having been involved in an accident. The driver of the vehicle that hit her has been charged with driving under the influence at the time of the crash. In Mar. 2012, the driver was also charged with vehicular homicide in connection with her death.
Investigators say that toxicology results indicate that a Wisconsin driver's blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit at the time of an accident earlier this year. As a result, the driver has now been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in connection with the fatal car accident that occurred in Aug. 2012 near Black River Falls. The driver of the vehicle that was struck by the man was seriously injured, and the passenger in that vehicle died.
A bus vs. SUV crash has left a Wisconsin man dead. The family of the deceased SUV driver may file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the bus and the city company he worked for, Belle Urban System. Authorities are still investigating the accident.
The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating a single car accident that resulted in one fatality. The damp roadway may have been a factor in the crash. Until their investigation is complete, authorities have not decided whether any criminal charges will be filed against the driver as a result of the car accident. Authorities do not believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department has requested a Wisconsin State Patrol accident reconstruction team to help them determine how a head-on collision occurred. A husband and wife died in the accident, and another person was taken to Richland Hospital. The driver of the vehicle said to be responsible for the accident may end up facing a wrongful death action from the family of the husband and wife that were killed in this tragic accident.
A motorcyclist and his passenger were taken to the hospital after the motorcycle they were riding was struck by an SUV. The motorcycle vs. car accident happened on Highway 63 outside Ellsworth, Wisconsin. Even though the biker was airlifted to a hospital to receive medical care, his injuries were too severe, and he died later the same day.
Most Wisconsin drivers know that they shouldn't drink and drive. However, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of drivers each year that get behind the wheel of a car after they have been drinking without regard for the fact that by doing so, they are putting everyone on the road at risk. The odds of a driver being involved in a car accident increase dramatically if that driver is drunk.
The band While We're Up lost one of its members on July 8 as the rock group travelled between tour sites on a Wisconsin roadway. The fatal crash happened when the car in which the band members were travelling blew a tire. As happens in many such car accidents, the fatality occurred when the driver of the vehicle lost control as a result of the flat.