Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Motor vehicle accidents involving head on collisions often fatal

At least six occupants were traveling in a mini van on a Wisconsin road just after 9:30 p.m. on a recent Friday night. Their lives were forever changed when a terrible collision occurred. Motor vehicle accidents like this one often leave entire communities reeling in grief for months.

Pursuing recovery following Wisconsin motor vehicle accidents

Many factors place you at risk for injury when traveling by car in Wisconsin. Whether you're behind the wheel or riding as a passenger, your safety often depends on the actions and reactions of other drivers. Motor vehicle accidents happen every day throughout the nation. While you obviously hope to reach your destination safely each time you venture out, it's also good to know where to turn for help if a negligent driver causes you injury.

Right-of-way often central factor in motor vehicle accidents

Who knows whether a Wisconsin driver's age had anything to do with a recent collision. What does appear to have been a factor is the driver's apparent failure to yield to another vehicle at the appropriate time. The vehicle, occupied by a 70-year-old driver and two passengers, collided with a deputy's squad car. Motor vehicle accidents involving failure to yield often result in serious injuries or death; this one resulted in both.

What about motor vehicle accidents when cars hit houses?

There's usually little to no way of telling when a Wisconsin car accident might occur. While there may be signs that signal high risks for motor vehicle accidents, such as cars weaving in their lanes or drivers operating vehicles at excessive speeds, one just never knows when an actual collision may take place. In fact, people could be sitting at home, completely unsuspecting, and have a car suddenly crash right through their house.

Woman to be extradited also charged with drug crimes

A recent Tuesday didn't go so well for a woman in Wisconsin. Several law enforcement officers showed up at her residence, and from there, everything went downhill. The woman is now facing charges for drug crimes, but her problems don't end there.

Attempts to avert motor vehicle accidents not always successful

In the wee hours of the morning, two vehicles were traveling a particular highway in Wisconsin. At some point, it seems to have appeared to one of the drivers that there might be a crash. That person, a 27-year-old man, tried to maneuver his vehicle into the passing lane to avert a possible accident. His attempt proved unsuccessful when the two vehicles collided. Motor vehicle accidents of this nature often result in fatalities, as this one did.

Motor vehicle accidents can change lives in an instant

Many people in Wisconsin spend Sundays attending church services, gathering with family and friends or otherwise relaxing as the weekend winds down. When unexpected situations occur, it can throw off Sunday plans, especially if a loved one has suffered some type of harm. Motor vehicle accidents often bring weekend fun to an abrupt halt, as was the case for two people who were injured in a recent crash.

WisDOT: May 2017 was second safest on record post-WWII

As we've made clear in recent posts, we are entering an especially dangerous time of the year in terms of motor vehicle accidents, as there are simply more people on the road at all hours of the day owing to everything from vacations and spring break to favorable weather conditions.

How parents can keep their teen drivers safe during the '100 deadliest days'

While the phrase "100 deadliest days" might conjure up images of some type of horror movie or science fiction novel, it actually references a very real and very disturbing phenomenon.

Heads up and hands free: What to know about navigating work zones

The American Automobile Association, more commonly known as AAA, is projecting that the upcoming Memorial Day weekend will see roughly 34.6 million people drive 50 miles or more, marking the highest number of holiday drivers since 2005. Here in Wisconsin, the group is estimating that close to 694,000 people -- or 90 percent of all travelers -- will be going by car, truck or SUV.

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