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Anti-stacking law benefitted Wisconsin accident victim

In 2010, a driver with multiple car insurance policies was involved in a drunk driving accident in which the other driver was uninsured. Luckily for the injured driver, he was still able to use a 2009 Wisconsin law, which was repealed in 2011, to his benefit.

Hilbert man faces multiple civil suits for striking motorcyclists

Last May, a Hilbert man crashed into 10 motorcyclists after allegedly crossing the centerline. Two of the motorcyclists who were struck were killed, and eight others were faced with serious personal injury. While their injuries ranged in severity, one of the motorcyclists lost his leg, and both he and one other were placed on life support.Hospital liens for medical expenses totaling more than $400,000 have been placed on the man and his aunt, who was the owner of the vehicle that he was driving. More than one civil suit has been filed by the victims of this event and their insurance companies against several defendants, including the Hilbert man.

Oshkosh man kills one in 2nd OWI accident

While all fatal auto accidents are tragic, they are especially tragic when the driver is drinking and has previous OWI convictions. This was the case in a recent crash that killed an 80-year-old man and injured his 81-year-old female passenger. The driver responsible for that accident was cited for drunk driving for the second time.The accident occurred in Nekimi, a town in Winnebago County, and involved a 57-year-old driver who collided with another vehicle driven by the victim. The victim died and his passenger was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver who caused the accident was also treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

Milwaukee man charged for driving wrong way on I-94

A 30-year-old Milwaukee resident was charged with driving in the wrong direction and causing an auto accident on Interstate 94. According to the complaint, the suspect was driving a car south in the northbound lanes in a portion of the interstate that had been closed to traffic. He collided with the back of an interstate worker's truck. The accident caused injuries to the man as well as two other people: an a passenger in the his vehicle and an interstate worker.Officers arriving on the scene noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the man. Despite his initial refusal to submit to a BAC test, the man was transported to a hospital and was held down by a trooper and five security officers to get the blood for the test. The man also claimed that he had not been driving, but both his brother and a witness told the police that he was driving the car.

2 Superior residents injured in rear-end crash

Two people from Superior were injured when their car was rear-ended in a Duluth crash. Rear-end accidents are among the most common type of auto accidents and often involve whiplash-like injuries and other types of physical trauma. The crash took place on Martin Road in St. Louis County. The victim's car was slowing down to make a turn when the woman behind them failed to stop in time to avoid a collision. Both vehicles were totaled in the accident, and the victim's car was pushed off the road.

Wisconsin man sentenced to 10 years fatal accident

A Wisconsin man was recently sentenced to time in jail after causing a car accident because he was texting and driving. He received a sentence of 10 years for his negligent actions.The accident occurred in December 2010. The defendant was driving and approaching a stop sign when he failed to stop, which resulted in a collision with another vehicle. The man driving the other vehicle was ejected from the driver's seat and died at the scene.

Greenfield car crash sends 2 children to hospital

A woman trying to make a left turn in her vehicle was hit by a postal truck, causing injury to her two children. The car accident happened on Highway 21 in the town of Greenfield around 4:45 in the afternoon. The woman slowed down and signaled to make her turn. The driver of a postal truck behind her, however, did not realize she was stopping and struck the back of her vehicle. A one-year-old and three-year-old riding with the woman were both injured and taken to the hospital. However, they are expected to recover.Rear-end auto accidents are the most common type of collision. Rear-end collisions often occur due to driver inattention or distraction. Sometimes, drivers do not realize that a car in front of them is slowing or stopping, and suddenly find they are unable to stop in time to avoid a crash. Depending on the speed at which the driver was traveling, these crashes can result in major injuries.

Wisconsin woman causes 3 DUI accidents

Three separate auto accidents involving a driver who traveled across two counties in Wisconsin led to injuries for one driver and may have been fueled by drinking. The cross-county odyssey began when a 21-year-old suspected of being under the influence at the time ran a woman off the road in Green County. The mother, who was traveling with her infant, said that the car came toward her suddenly but she was able to swerve off the road and avoid a head-on collision. The driver still sideswiped her but fled the scene. About two hours later, the same driver hit a telephone box in Dane County then hit another car head-on while driving on Highway JG in Perry. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries as a result of that accident. Authorities charged the driver with DUI; she was initially hospitalized for injuries but has since been released. Police are still investigating to determine if she hit anything else during her two-hour drive.

2 injured in Cashton car accident

A recent auto accident in Cashton sent two drivers to the hospital with injuries. The accident occurred around 5 p.m. when a car driven on Highway 33 by a 17-year-old boy crossed Highway 27 without seeing an oncoming car driven by a 52-year-old woman. The two cars collided at the intersection; both drivers were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.If a driver is involved in a collision, the first priority is to ensure everyone's safety. After that, drivers should refrain from taking the blame for an accident or making any statements other than giving authorities the facts of the collision. Sometimes it is necessary to wait for a final accident report until making any further moves.

Man causes fatal car crash while talking on a cellphone

A 65-year-old Wisconsin man is awaiting trial where he will face charges of second-degree reckless homicide and negligent homicide. The man is accused of causing the death of a 37-year-old woman while driving on a wet road.After a police investigation, authorities have stated that the 65-year-old man was driving behind a truck pulling a trailer on a wet road. While stuck behind the truck, the man then attempted to pass it; he momentarily lost control of the vehicle and then collided head-on with an oncoming car driven by the 37-year-old woman, killing her in the accident.

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