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Heavy traffic expected over Memorial Day weekend due to construction

Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 4:23 pm    

This weekend in Wisconsin, several construction sites throughout the state will pose problems for drivers. These sites are expected to delay the large number of motorists traveling for Memorial Day weekend festivities.

Road construction sites will increase traffic on major highways, causing delays and potential car accidents to take place. Rear-end car accidents happen quite often in these areas, and drivers need to make sure they maintain an adequate amount of space between their vehicle and the vehicles around them.

This year, law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin will be adding additional patrol officers to enforce traffic laws over the busy holiday weekend. These officers will be looking for drunk drivers, drivers not wearing their seat belts, and reckless drivers. The Department of Transportation in Wisconsin stated that approximately nine people are killed in the state each year during Memorial Day weekend.

Reckless drivers can cause serious accidents in which individuals can be severely injured. If you were involved in a severe accident that was caused by a reckless driver, please contact the reckless driving attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

 

Man dies in Rock County rollover accident

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 7:36 pm    

An Edgerton man has lost his life after the truck he was driving crashed into a ditch. The rollover accident happened in southern Wisconsin.

The 71-year-old man was driving in Rock County when he began to lose control of his vehicle. He attempted to return to the roadway but unfortunately over-corrected his vehicle and ended up driving into a ditch. The force of the accident caused the vehicle to roll over.

At the time of the accident, the man was not wearing his seat belt, and he was ejected from the car. He died from the injuries he sustained. An investigation into the one-car accident is currently underway.

We would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of the victim.

Water slide injury reports spur investigation by CPSC

Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 2:27 pm    

A toy that is meant for fun during swimming season has left two people with severe injuries and one person dead. The Banzai inflatable water slide, which is intended for in-ground pools, has been proven defective by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). As a result, all of these slides that were produced in a certain time frame have been recalled.

In all, 21,000 of these slides are being recalled based on the findings from the investigation by the CPSC. The fatality caused by this product involved the 29-year-old mother of an 18-month-old baby girl. The woman was on top of the six-foot-tall slide and was heading into the pool when the slide deflated. Her head slammed into the side of the pool, and she was instantly paralyzed. She passed away the following day. Her family sued Toys R Us Inc., and was rewarded $20.6 million.

The Banzai inflatable water slides retailed for $250 at Wal Mart Stores Inc., and Toys R Us Inc., and they were manufactured by Manley Toys. The slides that were produced between January 2005 and June 2009 are included in the recall. Full refunds will be awarded to the individuals who purchased these defective products.

Storms sweep through Wisconsin overnight

Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 2:24 pm    

Numerous large storms hit different parts of Wisconsin overnight, and this morning repercussions of the storms are still noticeably visible. These storms caused flooding, power lines to break, and schools to delay opening in both eastern and western Wisconsin counties.

In Eastern Wisconsin, the National Weather Service had issued a flash flood warning that ran until 9 a.m. this morning. Schools in several eastern counties had to delay opening their doors in order to recalculate routes school buses could utilize in order to safely avoid the damage and flooding.

Hail and flooding were frequently reported in several counties, and U.S. 41 was shut down between Winnebago County and Fond du Lac County due to the high volume of water on both the southbound and northbound sides.

Drivers need to stay alert in poor weather, and avoid all distractions. If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver, please contact the Wausau car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

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