In every city across the state of Wisconsin there are always those busy streets that scream danger and are responsible for a majority of the serious accidents within city limits. For the town of Neenah in Winnebago County, those streets are Commercial Street and Wisconsin Avenue where a number of pedestrians say they have encountered a number of close calls because of the high volume of traffic and inadequate crossing zones in the area.
While sun glare may have been a factor in a fatal accident that claimed the life of a 58-year-old Madison woman, it may not be enough to stop Wisconsin police from pressing charges of negligence against the driver responsible for hitting her. Now, as the investigation continues, people in the community and the victim's family are likely wondering what will happen after the investigation is completed.
Parents are always concerned about the well-being of their children. In fact, many aspects of everyday life present danger to children, so parents take precautions to keep their kids safe.
The sheriff's department in Waupaca County has identified a 41-year-old Illinois man as the person who was killed when the boat he was riding in flipped over. In what appears to be a drunk driving accident, the boat was being towed by a truck when it flipped over. The victim sustained massive head injuries when he was ejected from the boat and died at the scene. A 13-year-old boy, who was also in the boat the time of the accident, was also ejected but did not sustain injuries.
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.
Sometimes, readers of our blog hear tragic stories about injuries and deaths in motor vehicle crashes that happen in nearby states. While these accidents may be happening to other people miles away from residents here in Wisconsin, the aftermath that victims and their families go through is relatively the same. And like residents here in Wisconsin, the people involved in these accidents may also want to seek compensation from the person who caused their injuries.
For a lot of people across the state of Wisconsin, this upcoming weekend signals the end of summer, which may lead some people to the decision about whether to drink and drive. For our blog readers, this is an easy enough decision because they know the risks associated with such a choice and may have seen firsthand what can happen to victims in drunk-driving accidents. Others may not be as observant though.
Although the 2013 crash statistics for Wisconsin are still being compiled for the state, transportation experts have already found something surprising: the number of fatal accidents is on the decline. According to their findings so far, the country has not seen numbers this low since World War II, leaving some to wonder what this could mean for the future.
Witnesses watching a serious accident take place in front of their eyes on July 31 in St. Croix County likely didn't know that they were also witnessing the seventh fatality to take place this year in the state of Wisconsin. Taking place at the intersection of County Highway G and County Highway T in Erin Prairie, this fatal crash is a reminder to others across the state of just how dangerous of a mix inclement weather and distracted driving can be.
Pedestrian accidents in Wisconsin can be some of the most frightening for both the injured victim and even the driver who hit them. As we've mentioned in past posts, these types of accident generally result in catastrophic injuries because pedestrians are not protected by the enclosure of another vehicle when they are struck. Everything from cuts and bruises to serious internal injuries can occur, leaving the victim in serious condition and the driver of the car wondering what consequences they could be facing.