Car accidents occur on roads throughout the nation at all times of the year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers need to be particularly vigilant in the next three months or so, as this week marks the start of what the administration calls the 100 deadliest days of the year for drivers.
While it is true that motor vehicle accidents regularly occur on roads throughout the nation, there are certain times of the year when these tend to increase. One of those times—Memorial Day weekend—is nearly upon us. Over the course of what is for many a long weekend, it is not uncommon for Wisconsin residents to take advantage of the extra day and drive to see friends and family.
There are many things that women who are expecting a baby must think about. Eating the correct foods and getting enough sleep and exercise is only a small part of that equation. A recent study indicated pregnant women in Western Wisconsin, and beyond, need to be more mindful while driving as well. This is particularly true during the second trimester.
Most pedestrians throughout the nation rely upon crosswalks and signal lights to let them know when to cross a street. While these signals provide some guidelines regarding what actions should be taken and when, they may also provide pedestrians with a false sense of security regarding their safety. Though many motorists do adhere to the rules of the road where pedestrians are concerned, for a variety of reasons, others do not.
After a motor vehicle accident occurs on a Wisconsin road the first course of action is to provide medical attention to anyone who has been hurt in the incident. Following that law enforcement usually gets to work determining how the crash unfolded. In some cases eyewitnesses are able to provide this information. Other times however authorities must turn to accident reconstruction experts. The Wisconsin State Patrol recently did this following a fatal car accident.
There are a variety of reasons that someone who resides in Western Wisconsin might cross the border into Minnesota. When they do, the first city that they encounter is the state’s capital, St. Paul. While often considered the quieter half of the Twin Cities, nonetheless, St. Paul has restaurants and bars that are popular with people who live throughout the metro area. Recently, patrons of one of those establishments, the Bulldog Bar, were undoubtedly shocked when a vehicle crashed into the building, shortly after midnight.
It’s hard to image losing a spouse of more than 60 years due to the actions of a drunk driver. Sadly this very thing occurred in late 2012. An 80-year-old man was killed in Wisconsin when a vehicle driven by a 58-year-old man struck the vehicle he and his wife were driving in. The younger man, who in addition to having marijuana in his system also had a blood alcohol content of 0.28, ran a stop sign with the vehicle.
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.
There are multiple reasons why a motor vehicle accident might occur. While often the behavior of a driver is to blame, other times the fault may lie in the vehicle itself. When an automobile is defective, it could lead to an accident occurring. As is the case with any motor vehicle accident it is possible that these could lead to death.
Motor vehicle accidents that are the result of drunk driving occur in communities throughout the nation, including Western Wisconsin, on an all too regular basis. Recently, one such incident taking place at the popular South by Southwest Festival, located in another state, left multiple people injured and three dead. The incident marred what most consider a fun music and film festival.