Now that warm weather conditions have finally returned to the region, people in both Minnesota and Wisconsin are once again free to go outside and participate in their favorite activities.
Hundreds of people were killed on Wisconsin roads in 2013. According to a report, 527 people died in accidents, but this was 12 percent lower than the 601 fatalities in 2012. Overall the number of crashes dropped by around 19,000.
The surviving victim of a June 2012 motorcycle accident did not get the exact justice he may have wanted when Dane County Circuit Judge Julie Genovese sentenced the driver responsible to three years probation with nine months in jail. It was an accident that was emotionally difficult for the 50-year-old victim to relive in the Dane County courtroom last month, especially because it was a crash that left him seriously injured and claimed the life of his girlfriend.
Driving on the roadways in Wisconsin can turn deadly at any moment, but this statement is more so true for motorcycle riders who do not have the same protection that other motorists have. While helmets and riding gear may offer you some protection, in most serious accidents, steel beats bone every time.
On a spring day in May 2012, 12 riders from the Muskegon Motorcycle Gang were preparing to cross the Mackinac Bridge as part of their annual Bridge Run through Michigan. It was a trip many of the riders had taken before. Nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary until a 26-year-old Wisconsin man lost control of his vehicle, crossed over the center line, and smashed into the group of motorcyclists.
Residents near the town of Richfield were horrified late last month when a 21-year-old man was killed in a tragic car accident involving a motorcycle.