In July 2012, a then 17-year-old man struck and killed a 52-year-old man as he drove through Green Bay. For almost two months, police had no leads and no suspects and it seemed that the case would forever remain a mystery. But in a September blog post, we brought you an update after the brother of the driver urged the 17-year-old to come back to the United States after fleeing to Mexico.
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.
Several Milwaukee residents say they're lucky to be alive after a drunk driver caused a chain-reaction accident that took out five vehicles earlier in December.
In what began as an argument in a local bar, quickly escalated to a fight between two young adults. But when it spilled onto the streets of Milwaukee, that's when witnesses say it began to get out of hand.
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.
It may seem like common sense to say that you should always be vigilant when you drive or operate a motor vehicle, but as the number of motor vehicle accidents continually rise as we near the end of the year, some of us wonder if people are really getting this message.
Parked along I-94, just west of Milwaukee, sat two Waukesha County sheriffs. It was fairly late that night when the officers were suddenly thrown forward in their vehicle, the back of their car having just been struck by another motorist. The squad car's computer dislodged from its base as the squad car spun around.
Everyone in Wisconsin has seen a disabled vehicle on the side of the road at least one time in their lives. Whether it's because of car troubles or because of an accident, we often times pay more attention to the vehicle itself and little attention to the people who could be walking around on the side of the road.
The Wisconsin State Patrol was called to a recent rollover accident on County Highway CC in Sawyer County. Three people were seriously injured in the single car accident that happened near the township of Radisson. Police believe that speed was a factor in the crash.
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.