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.
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.
Two accidents within an hour of each other in one Wisconsin county had very different outcomes. In one head-on collision, the occupants of both vehicles survived, but in the other both drivers, who were the only occupants of the vehicles, died. For this reason, local law enforcement officials requested the assistance of the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Despite the amount of information available regarding the dangers of drinking and driving, many in Wisconsin continue to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. No one believes that he or she could cause a deadly car accident after drinking. Unfortunately, many drunk drivers do cause accidents that not only kill, but leave themselves and others injured as well.
Icy roads and blinding snow were to blame for a majority of crashes over the weekend here in Wisconsin, but a fatal accident in northwest portion of the state is a reminder now of just how serious car accidents can be sometimes.
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.