Wisconsin authorities are withholding the names of two people involved in an accident while they notify their families. The car accident left one person dead and another seriously injured. Two vehicles were involved in the accident that took place in Fond du Lac County.
The Wisconsin State Patrol reports that two Waukesha County deputies were taken to Froedtert Hospital after suffering injuries to their backs and faces. The deputies were injured when their cruiser was struck by another vehicle. One teen has been arrested in connection with the car accident.
As most Wisconsin drivers know, having something go wrong with a vehicle while driving it can be scary. In that moment of panic, most drivers do whatever they can to get off the road as quickly as possible. Getting off the road is a good idea, but it has to be done safely in order to avoid a car accident.
No one has to tell residents of Wisconsin, or in any other state, how jarring car accidents can be. Whether a simple fender bender or a fatal car crash, everyone involved is affected in some way.
Most people who ride bicycles enjoy breathing the fresh Wisconsin air and admiring the scenery. Of course, riding a bicycle is also good exercise, but for some, that is just an added benefit. One obvious difficulty with riding a bicycle is having to share the streets with other vehicles. Bicyclists are vulnerable to being involved in a bicycle accident just like any other vehicle on the road.
Wisconsin drivers typically do their best to obey the traffic laws and be considerate to others on the road. When most drivers are involved in an accident, they are considerate enough to stop, especially if someone may be hurt. In fact, the law requires them to do so. Unfortunately, there are those who flee the scene of a car accident, not even stopping to make sure that no one is hurt. Finding a hit-and-run driver can be time consuming and challenging for authorities.
Students at Lawrence University near the city of Appleton, WI are happy to be a little safer today after city traffic engineers installed flashing lights to notify drivers of crosswalk pedestrians along College Avenue.
When an insured person is injured in a car accident, he or
she is often compensated by his or her insurance company. The person's
insurance company will later seek reimbursement for the money it paid its
insured, seeking payment from the person(s) who injured its insured, this is
known as subrogation. Subrogation can be confusing, especially so when a
person's insurance company is not successful in its attempted subrogation. A
Wisconsin Supreme Court case from the Spring of 2011 examined this issue when
an insured couple faced the unique prospect of being paid twice for their
Wisconsin has seen an increase in fatalities due to car accidents from this time last year. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 333 people have died in connection with a car accident. That's 44 more than this time last year.
Most everyone in Wisconsin knows about the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving. But when they think of drunk driving cases, they normally imagine a car, truck or motorcycle being involved. But operating other vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol can also lead to criminal charges, as well as a wrongful death civil lawsuit when a fatality is caused. Driving a boat while drunk or high, or both, can certainly lead to disastrous consequences.