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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Fatal crash near Hastings reminds teens of dangers when driving

Just across the St. Croix River, in the state of Minnesota, sits the town of Hastings where, shortly before 8pm on September 6, 2012, a16-year-old girl lost her life during a serious motor vehicle accident. Although this may not have happened across state lines, the grim reality of the accident resonates with Wisconsin residents still, to this day.

Weekend snowstorm leaves one Wisconsin driver dead

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.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation gives grim recap of 2012

As many people across Wisconsin rang in the New Year with friends and family, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation tallied the final accidents of 2012, coming to the grim conclusion that last year was the deadliest year compared to any of the previous four on record.

Wisconsin woman's high-speed run from police ends fatally

Earlier this month, a 30-year-old Madison woman stole a 2003 Nissan Altima, and while driving on a suspended driver's license, proceeded to drive across Wisconsin leaving a series of accidents in her wake.

Weekend blizzard causes hundreds of accidents across Upper Midwest

Drivers in Wisconsin need no reminder as to how difficult it is to drive in hazardous conditions, but Mother Nature thought otherwise when she dumped nearly a foot of snow across most parts of the Upper Midwest over the weekend.

Fatal accidents expected to rise over Thanksgiving weekend

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, families across Wisconsin and that rest of the nation are already making plans to spend the weekend with relatives. Travelling across several states is not out of the question for many travelers, some driving through the night of Thanksgiving to reap the benefits of Black Friday sales back home. But with more people on the road comes the risk of car accidents that could end deadly says many transportation experts.

New self-driving cars bring up liability issues

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the state witnessed 112,516 crashes this year, resulting in 565 deaths and over 40,000 injuries. Of those accidents, nearly 1,200 were pedestrian related which led to 57 deaths and over 1,100 injuries.

Are police officers exempt from wearing their seat belts?

The question we pose to our blog readers this week is this: are police officers exempt from wearing their seat belts? For a majority of the people in Wisconsin, the answer to this question is unequivocally no. Everyone is required to wear a seat belt while operating a motor vehicle and police should be no exception to this rule. After all, aren't they supposed to be the role models of good behavior that we are supposed to emulate?

VA initiatives could help reduce car accidents for returning soldiers

A 24-year-old army veteran from El Paso sped along a winding road in his 2006 Honda Civic when he lost control of his vehicle, struck a wall and rolled over. A few months earlier, another returning soldier lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a person's home.

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