Nearly everyone in Wisconsin has seen a party bus driving along the roadways at least once in their lives. Usually converted school buses, these large commercial vehicles provide large groups of people with a safe way to get from one point to the next. This is especially true if alcohol is involved. But with the numerous reports of party bus accidents having been reported over the last few years, some people are beginning to wonder if tougher restrictions need to be placed on these vehicles.
The medical examiner in St. Croix County was called to the scene of an accident that took place in St. Joseph Township on May 13. When he arrived, he examined the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the car accident and pronounced the Wisconsin woman dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle involved was taken to an area hospital.
The recent announcement by the National Transportation Safety Board sent the entire nation into a buzz this month when they suggested that the .08 blood-alcohol threshold be lowered to .05. It's worked in reducing the number of alcohol-related deaths in more than 100 countries after they adopted the new lower limit.
The family of a woman severely injured in an hit-and-run accident recently laid her unborn child to rest in a Wisconsin cemetary this month, nearly losing the mother as well. While charges have been filed against the man responsible for the wrongful death of the child, it's not clear whether the family will seek civil action once a conviction has been made.
Worrying about a soldier while they are deployed in an overseas battle zone is a common emotion for most Wisconsin residents. They realize the risk these people are in and hope they come through the situation unharmed. But as some service members and counselors are discovering, soldiers may be finding themselves in equally dangerous situations after returning home as well.
Driving on the roadways in Wisconsin can turn deadly at any moment, but this statement is more so true for motorcycle riders who do not have the same protection that other motorists have. While helmets and riding gear may offer you some protection, in most serious accidents, steel beats bone every time.
People who knew the Gollnow family described them as warm and caring people. Often known for caring for foster children and even elderly people in the community, some people saw the Gollnows as nothing short of saints. But when the family, 62-year-old James and his wife Barbara, their 18-year-old daughter, the couple's four foster children and a 92-year-old family friend were involved in a serious car accident in March, everything changed for loved ones and the community.
On a spring day in May 2012, 12 riders from the Muskegon Motorcycle Gang were preparing to cross the Mackinac Bridge as part of their annual Bridge Run through Michigan. It was a trip many of the riders had taken before. Nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary until a 26-year-old Wisconsin man lost control of his vehicle, crossed over the center line, and smashed into the group of motorcyclists.
A community in central Wisconsin is still reeling after the death of a 52-year-old woman whose life was cut short when she was hit by a drunk driver while out for a jog. Though the investigation is still ongoing, police have released the name of the man responsible for her death, and it's a name many residents were shocked to hear.
Saying that there are a lot of reckless drivers on the roads would not a surprising statement to most people in Wisconsin. Whether you've read about it here on our blog or heard about it on the news, there are many drivers who make poor choices behind the wheel which can put other drivers in considerable danger. This is especially true when it comes to the decision to drink and drive.