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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.

Wisconsin man kills elderly woman in hit-and-run car accident

A 36-year-old Hammond man killed an 84-year-old woman in a hit-and-run accident one recent afternoon. The elderly woman was walking along a county road in a neighboring state when the fatal crash occurred. The man hit the woman and fled the scene in as she was left in a ditch. Emergency personnel detected a pulse on the woman, but she died later at the accident scene.Police found the man shortly after the accident several miles away from where he hit the woman. Police found a large hole in the windshield of the man's vehicle. There was damage to the hood and there were glass pieces and blood on the vehicle.

Wisconsin man killed in rear-end motor vehicle accident

A man from Onalaska was killed in a two-vehicle auto accident on one late afternoon. According to the police, the man was driving on Interstate 90 and slowed his vehicle as he neared an exit. At that point, a truck hit the back of the victim's car. The collision caused the vehicle to swerve out of control and land on its side. The victim was taken to the hospital but did not survive his injuries.Both drivers were wearing seat belts. The truck driver, also from Onalaska, sustained some injuries during the accident. He was taken to a Mayo Clinic branch in La Crosse, treated and was released later that evening. The police have stated that alcohol was involved.

Wisconsin man flies past stop sign, killing 2 and injuring 8

A 67-year-old man killed two people and injured eight others when he blew past a stop sign Suburban at an intersection in Eagle Point. As a result, a pickup truck T-boned the man's car at the intersection. The Suburban carried five people besides the driver. There were four people in the truck. Two women in the Suburban were killed. One was pronounced dead at the scene. The other woman was pronounced dead at the hospital. The sheriff said that when an accident involves fatalities, his department's focus is reconstruction of the events leading up to the crash. Reconstruction involves analysis of skid marks, road conditions and visibility, among other things. Visibility may have been a factor in this accident because the intersection is surrounded by corn crops. Deputies will also interview all persons who survived in each vehicle and all witnesses to the crash.

Brothers face charges in fatal hit-and-run

Criminal charges have been filed against a 17-year-old boy for killing a 52-year-old man in a hit-and-run car accident. His family members persuaded the nearly blind teenager to go to Mexico after the accident and assisted him. He later came back to the U.S., and police arrested him while he was hiding in a closet of the apartment of a family friend. Prosecutors are charging the teen as an adult for this hit-and-run accident. Witnesses to the accident said they saw the teen's vehicle slow down and then swerve around the victim's body in the road. The girlfriend of the accused teen said she was riding in the car with him. She said that they had been arguing and that the accident occurred when he tried to hug her. The young man also has an eye condition that causes near blindness. As a result, he never could get a driver's license.

Wisconsin car, pedestrian and motorcycle accident fatalities up

The number of traffic accidents resulting in fatalities in the state of Wisconsin for this year is slightly higher than last year's numbers, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. A total of 68 people died in the month of July, which is eight more than the average for a five year period. Thus far, 333 people have died in traffic accidents as of the beginning of the month, which is an increase of 44 deaths over last year's figures. The total number of fatalities includes 54 motorcyclists, 23 pedestrians and four bicyclists.

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