Waushara County single-vehicle accident kills one

An individual lost his life in a single-vehicle crash on Sunday, June 12  on 26th Road southeast of Waushara County W. The accident occurred shortly after 7 a.m. in Saxeville, Wisconsin.

The Waushara County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 18-year-old Redgranite resident Rocky Dobs, who was a passenger in the vehicle involved in the crash. Dobs was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 32-year-old Redgranite resident Adam Wolken. Wolken was transported to Theda Clark Hospital to receive treatment for his injuries. According to preliminary investigations, the vehicle hit several trees during the incident. The accident is the first fatal car crash in Waushara County in 2016.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® realize how difficult it is for communities to recover from such losses to the community. Our thoughts are with the family of the victim as they mourn the loss of their loved one.

One dead, two critically wounded in St. Croix County accident

Twenty-two-year-old New Richmond resident Michael Thomas Doering was killed in a two-vehicle accident along Interstate 94 near Baldwin in western Wisconsin on Saturday, June 4 around 6 p.m.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Doering was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado truck when it collided with a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban, causing it to cross into a ditch. Doering was thrown out of his vehicle and died from injuries he sustained during the crash. Doering’s passengers, a 23-year-old woman from Clear Lake and a 24-year-old man from New Richmond, faced life-threatening injuries from the accident and were airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota for treatment. Authorities believe that alcohol was a factor that contributed to the crash.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® realize how devastating situations such as this can be for families. Our thoughts and condolences are with the loved ones of the victim in this accident as they mourn their loss.

Four killed and four injured in Wisconsin three-vehicle collision

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin has reported that four individuals lost their lives while four others sustained injuries during a three-vehicle collision on Highway K in Sharon at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 28.

According to preliminary investigations, a semi-truck was traveling north along Highway K when it crashed into a pickup truck, which caused the pickup truck to collide with a third vehicle, an SUV. Three of the four individuals who were occupying the pickup truck were declared dead at the scene of the accident, while a fourth occupant was rushed to the hospital for immediate treatment of critical injuries. One of the people inside the SUV was also killed, while another occupant was injured. Both the semi-truck’s driver and passenger were injured.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® witness the life-altering effects of car accidents everyday. Our condolences are with the families and friends of the victims in this tragic accident.

Stevens Point man injured in lost tire accident

Earlier this week, a vehicle traveling north on U.S. Highway 10 in Benton County, Michigan lost a tire, which rolled into the southbound lane of traffic. Stevens Point resident Zachary W. Szprejda was driving a Toyota Sienna van in the early afternoon when he collided with the tire that was traveling in his lane. Once he hit the tire, his vehicle was forced into a ditch, causing his van to roll.

When the Rice Police Department arrived at the scene of the accident, Szprejda was luckily uninjured, though his 22-year-old passenger Taylor A. Henderson sustained an injury in the wreck. Fortunately, Henderson’s injuries are not life threatening.

If you have been injured in a car accident due to a vehicle defect or malfunction, you may be eligible to pursue compensation. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®, our Stevens Point car accident lawyers understand the high costs associated with recovering from injuries sustained during accidents, and we are here to help. To find out more, please call our legal team at (800) 242-2874.

Sedan-motorcycle collision kills one

A man lost his life in a motorcycle-sedan collision near 92nd Street and Oklahoma in the village of Mukwonago on Sunday, May 15. The victim was identified as 48-year-old North Prairie resident Danny Weber.

According to Mukwonago Police Chief Kevin Schmidt, Weber had been riding his motorcycle north on Highway 83 when a 2008 Mercury sedan pulled out from Black Bear Boulevard to go south on Highway 83, forcing Weber’s motorcycle to strike the incoming vehicle. Weber crashed into the rear portion of the sedan.

The ambulance carrying Weber on the way to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee was involved in a collision with another vehicle. Mukwonago Fire Chief Jeff Stien said fire department personnel and other people involved in the second crash were not harmed during the incident; however, they have no way of knowing whether the second crash aggravated Weber’s condition in any way. Weber later passed away in the hospital.

2016 Spring Flood Run brings multiple motorcycle accidents

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin has reported at least two major injuries and one fatality after the state’s annual Spring Flood Run. Around 35,000 motorcyclists lined up at Prescott’s Broad Street around 9:15 a.m. to participate in the event, Pierce County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jason Matthys said.

A two-vehicle collision that happened shortly before 10:17 a.m. along Highway 35 just south of County Road K in Trenton resulted in two individuals getting injured. The man who caused the collision, 50-year-old Bryan D. Huffman, was heading northbound when he was struck in the head by a turkey that flew out of a ditch.

In a similar development, 62-year-old Onalaska resident Randall Beers was killed after his motorcycle was struck by a car attempting to turn onto Highway 61 at Highway 42 in Kellogg, Minnesota. Beers’ passenger, a 37-year-old Bangor, Wisconsin resident, was reported as being in stable condition at a Rochester hospital, while the two occupants of the other vehicle were unharmed during the incident.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® want to remind all those who take to the roads to exercise caution and to avoid motorcyclists and other drivers. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Randall Beers as they mourn the death of their loved one.

Columbia County semi-car collision kills 1

A crash that involved a semi-truck and a car at around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 1 on Highway 60 near Gannon Road in the Town of West Point in Columbia County, Wisconsin has resulted in the death of one individual.

Rescue teams were called to the scene of the accident by a 911 caller. The caller stated there was an injured person trapped inside of the car as a result of the head-on collision. Both the semi-truck and the car only had one occupant at the time of the crash.

Emergency medical responders were able to pull the male driver out of his vehicle and then airlifted him via Med Flight to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. However, he passed away due to critical injuries and was later declared dead after being admitted to the hospital.

The semi driver did not sustain any injuries. The accident is still under investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol.

Stevens Point Bus Accident

Ten kids were on a bus headed to school in Stevens Point when the bus was hit by a car. Luckily, all ten children safely exited the bus unharmed and were taken to school on time by a different bus.

The accident occurred on Church Street after the car failed to yield to the school bus. The driver of the car was ticketed and both the bus and the car had to be towed from the scene. Traffic had to be momentarily redirected while the scene was cleared.

While all the children resumed their normal school day, not all children involved in bus accidents are so fortunate. If your child was the victim of an accident while riding a school bus, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses. Call an experienced member of the Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® today at (800) 242-7205 to learn more.

Mosinee car/semi-truck collision kills one, injures four

A car/semi-truck collision on Interstate 39 near Mosinee, Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 16 at around 10:00 a.m. caused the death of one individual and injuries to four others.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Wisconsin State Police, a 1993 Ford Taurus was traveling northbound on the highway when it veered off the roadway and spun around. Soon after, the vehicle was struck on the passenger side by a semi-truck that was traveling north on the same roadway, causing the car to come to rest in a ditch.

Police authorities said that a 22-year-old man, who had been a passenger in the car, was declared dead at the scene of the accident. Four other people, identified as the 48-year-old driver of the car, and the other occupants of the car – a 21-year-old man, a 23-year-old man, and a 25-year-old man – were all brought to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. Their conditions are, at this time, unknown.

The car accident remains under investigation. 

More than 350,000 vehicles added to Toyota recall

Toyota recently announced that they are expanding their existing recall of vehicles equipped with potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators by more than 350,000 vehicles. Of these 300,000+ vehicles, 198,000 are registered in the United States.

Toyota issued this recall notice for 2008-2010 Lexus SC430s and 2008 model year Corollas. In the United States alone, this recall brings the total number of Toyota vehicles recalled to 3,156,000. Worldwide, Toyota has recalled more than 15 million vehicles outfitted with these potentially defective airbag inflators.

In the U.S., more than 19 million vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbags have been recalled over concerns that the airbags will inflate with too much force and send metal shards throughout the interior of the vehicle, putting passengers and drivers at risk. In late December, officials in the United States confirmed the 10th death linked to this specific auto defect. Safety regulators are currently debating whether to recall anywhere from 70-90 million additional vehicles over Takata airbag concerns.