Anywhere a car is being operated there is the possibility that it could be involved in an accident. Sometimes those accidents involved other vehicles. In other situations however a vehicle might strike a pedestrian. In this type of accident there is a great risk that the person struck will suffer serious injuries. Sometimes those injuries will be so serious that they will lead to death.
There is no question that drunk driving is a completely preventable activity that can lead to serious consequences for all involved. In addition to intoxicated drivers putting themselves in a position where they could face criminal charges, they also place themselves, and others on the road, in a situation that could result in serious injuries. In the worst cases even death can occur.
When emergency responders arrived at the scene of a crash in July of last year, they discovered two 21-year-old women had succumbed to fatal injuries. Another person, a 21-year-old man suffered serious injuries for which he was taken by helicopter to an area hospital. The Wisconsin man responsible for this deadly DUI accident was recently sentenced.
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare—a child suffering serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Sadly, the parents of a Western Wisconsin boy are facing this very reality. Earlier this month the 9-year-old was involved in a hit-and-run accident with a semi.
As Wisconsin residents are well aware, it is not uncommon to see pedestrians out and about along the roadways. Because of this, it is absolutely crucial that vehicle drivers pay attention and are aware of pedestrians when present. Negligent or distracted drivers may not see pedestrians, which often results in auto-pedestrian accidents. These collisions can result in serious injuries or fatalities, so practicing appropriate safety measures is crucial for both pedestrians and drivers.
Readers of our blog are probably some of the few who know just how quickly a life can be taken away because of someone else’s negligence. This is especially true in pedestrian accidents because these victims do not have the protection of another vehicle to prevent serious injuries or death.
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.
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.
Residents in the community of Wisconsin Rapids are still grieving after an accident claimed the lives of two of its residents just two days ago. Although the accident is still under investigation, police currently believe that alcohol was likely a contributing factor in the crash.
Wisconsin police still have not released the name of the 41-year-old Milwaukee man in their custody who they believe was involved in a serious hit-and-run accident just days ago. Although charges have not been pressed at this time, police do believe that alcohol was the reason for the man's reckless driving that could have claimed the life of a 23-year-old Marquette University student.