Granted, there are many rules of the road. There may even be too many for many Wisconsin residents to remember. After driving at posted speeds and following all traffic signs, one that every driver should remember is to never be responsible for a hit-and-run accident by leaving the scene after a collision.
Driving at high speeds requires a good deal of concentration, which is something most impaired drivers do not have. Virtually every Wisconsin driver knows that speed and alcohol can lead to a deadly car accident. Nevertheless, some drivers still get behind the wheel after they have been drinking.
Sometime before 3 a.m. on March 9, a wreck occurred on Wisconsin Highway 51. When police responded to the scene of the single car accident, they discovered that the crash led to two fatalities. That portion of the highway was closed for close to five hours as law enforcement officers investigated and had the scene cleared.
Most Wisconsin residents already know about the inherent dangers of drinking and driving. No shortage of media stories warning drivers of the possibility that an alcohol-related accident could lead to serious injury or death. An Eau Claire man might have learned this lesson a bit too late.
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.
Police in Wisconsin are investigating an accident that occurred on U.S. Highway 10 on the afternoon of Oct. 25. Two people had to be taken to area hospitals as a result of the car accident. Three other people were, thankfully, uninjured.
Authorities and personal interest groups tend to emphasize keeping drivers off of their cell phones and keeping them from drinking and driving. One car accident cause that may not get enough attention is driving while fatigued. A lot of drivers get behind the wheel of their cars when they are really too tired to drive.
People that drive in enclosed vehicles such as cars, jeeps or SUVs sometimes forget just how vulnerable motorcycle riders and their passengers are in comparison. When a motorcycle is involved in a car accident, the damage done to the rider and the rider's passenger, if any, will undoubtedly be more severe than to the occupants of the enclosed vehicle. Most Wisconsin drivers know that it is necessary to exercise additional care when driving around motorcycles.
Police have hinted to the fact that a driver they believe to be responsible for the death of another driver may have been trying to get to work at the time of the crash. Other people on Wisconsin Highway 23 reportedly contacted the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Department to report a woman driving in and out of traffic passing vehicles. The driver was said to be headed west at the time of the car accident.
It's no secret that drinking and driving can have dire consequences. Drunk driving accidents take hundreds if not thousands of lives every year across the country and in Wisconsin. One man was recently arrested in connection with a fatal accident in which authorities believe he was driving under the influence at the time.