The surviving victims of a deadly two-vehicle crash may seek compensation in the future from the person responsible for causing a head-on collision just days ago. Unfortunately, they will have to wait until police complete their investigation before taking the next steps in seeking justice for their injuries.
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.
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.
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.
There are some intersections in every state that tend to see more accidents than others. Having a car accident at one intersection in Wisconsin may not be a surprise to locals. One such intersection in the town of Brussels has been a topic of conversation with the Door County Highway Safety Commission.
Winter weather in Wisconsin has been the cause of more than a few accidents over the years. This year has been no exception. A pile up on Highway 41 involved approximately 26 cars, and another car accident in Nekimi resulted in a fatality.
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.
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.
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.