On the morning of Thursday, April 26th, an asphalt tank at the Husky Energy refinery exploded. Shockwaves from the location reverberated more than 15 miles away, as people in surrounding areas reported that it felt as though an earthquake was moving through the area.
Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle to drive could find that he or she is involved in an accident. While this is true, it is generally accepted there are certain demographics that are more likely to be involved in these types of incidents. Licensed drivers on either end of the spectrum--teens and the elderly--are included in these groups.
All motor vehicle accidents have the potential to result in devastating injuries. The odds of that happening increase greatly when trucks are involved. This is due to a variety of reasons including the difference in size between most cars and tractor trailers.
There are many things that women who are expecting a baby must think about. Eating the correct foods and getting enough sleep and exercise is only a small part of that equation. A recent study indicated pregnant women in Western Wisconsin, and beyond, need to be more mindful while driving as well. This is particularly true during the second trimester.
After a motor vehicle accident occurs on a Wisconsin road the first course of action is to provide medical attention to anyone who has been hurt in the incident. Following that law enforcement usually gets to work determining how the crash unfolded. In some cases eyewitnesses are able to provide this information. Other times however authorities must turn to accident reconstruction experts. The Wisconsin State Patrol recently did this following a fatal car accident.
Each school day parents throughout the state of Wisconsin entrust the safety of their children to the individuals behind the wheel of the busses that transport them to school. Most days the trip to school is uneventful. Other times however, it is possible that a bus could be involved in a motor vehicle accident with another car on the road. This occurred earlier this month on a Wisconsin road.
Last week, a semi-truck jackknifed on eastbound Interstate 94 near Hudson, tipping over on the Minnesota side of the bridge crossing the St. Croix River. Luckily, the accident didn't occur on the bridge, but two vehicles hit the semi-truck after it overturned.
Officers from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol are still looking into a deadly crash that took place in Gordon just days ago when a truck collided head-on with an SUV carrying five people. The fatal accident is just one of many that have occurred across the state and highlights the dangers that are ever present on the roadways.
In a majority of the stories that we present to readers of our blog, victims of car accidents must rely on the better judgment of a judge if they want to receive compensation from a negligent driver. Unfortunately, in a case out of Illinois this month, residents here in Wisconsin will see just how difficult it is to plead your case when the negligent driver is a judge himself.