The surviving family of a 79-year-old Mount Pleasant man still has no answers this month when it comes to the events surrounding the man's death in December. Despite the Racine Police Department's best efforts, investigators are still no closer to knowing what caused the deadly car accident that claimed his life, nor do they know who to hold responsible.
Police say that a 54-year-old Wisconsin woman was simply helping a friend on the side of the road when she was struck and killed by a passing motorist. Officers from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department believe that she had been crossing the street when the accident occurred in the early morning hours, but say that there could have been another car that was involved in the accident as well.
With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, as many bars across the state of Wisconsin stock up on green-themed alcoholic beverages, law enforcement across the state are gearing up for what is expected to be one of the biggest nights for DUI arrests this month. But while the state steps up patrols, one Milwaukee lawmaker says this isn't enough to keep innocent drivers safe from drunk-driving accidents.
Law enforcement has long since struggled with the increasing number of alcohol-related accidents across the state of Wisconsin. And for years now, families who have lost loved ones because of drunk-driving accidents and advocate groups such as MADD are constantly calling for change in a state that has seen too many die at the hands of OWIs.
As readers of our blog know, Mother Nature has been incredibly generous with the amounts of snow she has dropped on areas across the state of Wisconsin, including here in our very own St. Croix County. Because of the tremendous amounts of frozen precipitation on the roadways, drivers have found travel to be more dangerous than usual.
Two elderly Wisconsin women probably consider themselves lucky to be alive this month after they were severely injured in an auto-pedestrian accident. As readers of our blog know, these accidents are usually incredibly serious and often times can lead to fatalities depending on the circumstances.
Winter weather has been known to wreak havoc on Wisconsin roads. Icy conditions can make the roads slick and hazardous. Police believe it is icy roads that contributed to a car accident that killed the passenger in one of three vehicles involved.
Icy roads, as well as perhaps a little negligence, were to blame for a serious accident that crippled three vehicles and sent13 people to the hospital this month. And although police have yet to complete the investigation into the matter, community members are already starting to speculate about what events led up to this series of accidents.
Icy roads and blinding snow were to blame for a majority of crashes over the weekend here in Wisconsin, but a fatal accident in northwest portion of the state is a reminder now of just how serious car accidents can be sometimes.
A serious car accident in Caledonia-just south of Milwaukee-this month has two people in the hospital and has left police with a series of unanswered questions.