Motor vehicle accidents occur without warning and are capable of producing serious injuries to those involved. When an accident involves a motorcycle and a full-size vehicle, the injuries are more likely to be life threatening. Because there is no way of knowing when an accident will occur, Wisconsin drivers are required to have vehicle insurance to assist with costs associated with any damage inflicted by a car accident.
When out on the roads, drivers and passengers are aware that there are risks associated with vehicular travel. However, automobiles have become such an integral part of the American way of life that we often forget just how real and present those dangers can be. A recent car accident has reminded many Wisconsin residents of how quickly a normal, average drive can become something much more significant.
Drinking and driving causes thousands of accidents every year, with varying degrees of property damage and personal injury. While there are certain hazards that will always accompany road travel, accidents caused by driving while intoxicated are entirely preventable. A recent accident in Reid, Wisconsin illustrates the tragic consequences that can result when an individual chooses to drink and drive.
A recent car accident has ended the life of a 51-year-old woman from Vilas County, Wisconsin. Early reports indicate that the woman died in an accident that took place on a recent Saturday afternoon in Greenfield. It is believed that the woman was driving with two teenage passengers at the time of the car accident, one of whom was her son. Both were also injured, and were rushed to an area hospital where they were listed in critical condition.
A 53-year-old Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, man is facing charges after he allegedly ran a stop sign in nearby Caledonia, causing a motorcyclist to crash into his car. The car accident occurred at the intersection of Dunkelow Road and Morris Street. A passenger in the car said the motorcyclist crashed into the passenger side of the car as the man pulled out in front of him. The motorcyclist suffered what were characterized as minor injuries.
A fifth-grade teacher from Lake Geneva is left to deal with serious injuries after being involved in a car accident in early January. According to police, a 29-year-old man, who is apparently an illegal immigrant, faces charges after he ran a stop sign and hit the woman's car.