Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 10:54 pm
Four people have died after the car they were traveling in struck a utility pole near Madison, Wisconsin.
The car accident happened around 5 p.m. on Saturday in Fitchburg. There were five men in the car, all apparently under the influence of alcohol. The 18-year-old driver sped through a stop sign and hit a utility pole. The force from the pole caused the car to flip over.
The driver was the only survivor of the accident, and he tried to flee the scene. He was apprehended a few blocks away and was arrested. He is being charged with four counts of homicide due to driving under the influence.
The four men that were killed in the accident range in age from 17 to 25, and were all from Wisconsin.
Our thoughts go out to the victims’ families and friends during this tragic time.
Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 10:09 pm
A Waukesha woman has been killed after she lost control of her vehicle and drifted into oncoming traffic. The accident took place around 7:00 a.m. this morning.
The 34-year-old struck two vehicles in the opposite lanes of the road, and was thrown from her vehicle. She was not properly secured in the vehicle with a seat belt, and suffered several serious injuries in the accident. She was immediately taken to a local hospital, but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The other two drivers involved in the crash were not critically injured. No names connected to the accident have been released, so that police officers have time to notify family members.
Our condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends during this tragic time.
Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 8:31 pm
Four children along with their parents and another driver suffered injuries due to a car accident on Wisconsin 213 in Rock County.
The accident happened around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday night near Orfordville. The mother of the four children was driving their vehicle when she was unable to retain control. Her car slid into oncoming traffic on Wisconsin 213 making contact with a separate vehicle, which was being driven by a 26-year-old Middleton man.
All seven of the people involved in the car accident were injured. Authorities believe that ice and snow as well as accelerated speeds were responsible for the accident. Alcohol is considered to not be a factor in this crash and the investigation is still underway.
Please contact the Wausau motor vehicle accidents lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874 if you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident.
Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 6:45 pm
For the fourth year in a row, there have been less than 600 traffic-related fatalities in Wisconsin. The last time this happened in the state was between 1924 and 1927.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently released the information regarding the 2011 traffic fatalities. Throughout the year, 569 individuals lost their lives in traffic crashes. This number is drastically lower than the five-year average of fatalities.
The traffic crashes accounted for in these statistics include vehicle crashes as well as pedestrian and bicycle accidents. The state is pleased with the declining number, but many officials believe there is more that can be done to reduce the number of preventable fatalities across the state.
Vehicle accidents can cause severe injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident, please contact the Wausau motor vehicle accidents lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.
Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011 at 5:43 pm
A recent study on display in the American Journal of Public Health reveals that women are 47 times more likely to be injured in a car accident than men.
These gender-biased results are said to be due to safety features. Vehicle safety features are typically designed with men in mind. Therefore, women who are, on average, shorter in height and possess a smaller frame lose certain benefits of these features. For instance, women suffer injuries to their lower body because they have a shorter build than males and therefore the seat belt does not work properly.
To reduce the number of women severely hurt in car accidents, the study suggests that vehicle manufacturers tailor their safety features towards the average woman’s body. These adjustments will aid in the decrease of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident, please contact the Wausau motor vehicle accidents lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.
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