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One dead in Waushara County single-vehicle accident

A single-vehicle accident that occurred on 26th Road southeast of County Road W in the Town of Saxeville claimed the life of one and injured one more last Sunday, June 12.

Emergency medical responders found the car involved in the accident had collided with several trees. One of the victims was airlifted via ThedaStar helicopter to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah, while the other was declared dead at the scene of the accident. Both victims were identified as male.

The Waushara County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting an investigation into the matter to determine what factors might have contributed to the accident. The Saxeville Fire Department and the Waushara County EMS responded to the scene of the accident. The names of the victims were not immediately released pending notification of the families. The accident marked the first fatality in Waushara County in 2016.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are saddened to hear of this tragic event. Our thoughts are with the friends and families of the victims as they recover from their loss.

Driver with suspended license causes hit-and-run accident

A man was given several citations after causing a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of 50th Street and 20th Avenue in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Thursday, June 16. The driver, Travis Hobson, was also driving with a suspended license at the time of the accident.

According to preliminary investigations, a white Toyota Avalon sped past a stop sign at the intersection of 50th Street and 20th Avenue, causing a green pickup truck to collide with the Avalon and spin out of control. After the collision, the truck stopped. Hobson, a 23-year-old Kenosha resident, stepped out of his vehicle, surveyed the damage to both vehicles, and promptly told the driver of the pickup truck that he had to leave the area. Hobson was issued citations for operating a vehicle with a suspended license, failure to yield to a right of way, and hit and run.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® represent clients who have been injured due to a motor vehicle accident in Lake Geneva and other areas in Wisconsin. We are dedicated to keeping the community safe and holding reckless drivers accountable for their actions. Call our offices at (262) 248-5200 to discuss your legal options.

Columbia County two-vehicle collision kills two

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has reported that two individuals lost their lives in a two-vehicle collision on Monday, May 30 along Highway 33 at Saddle Ridge East in Fort Winnebago.

The victims, who were identified as 24-year-old Pardeeville resident Adam Chester and 24-year-old Baraboo resident Jacob Bachman, were driver and passenger, respectively, in one of the vehicles involved in the crash. They were declared dead at the scene of the accident. Two people in the other vehicle were injured and were transported to area hospitals to receive medical attention for their conditions. Police investigators believe that alcohol and speed may have been contributing factors in the crash. A motorcyclist stopped to report the accident as fellow drivers tended to the wounds of the injured victims.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are saddened to hear of this loss to the Columbia County community. Unexpected accidents are tragic, and our sincerest condolences are with the victims and families affected by this occurrence.

Two girls hit by truck in Middleton now in stable condition

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office has reported that the two female pedestrians who were hit by a white truck at the corner of CTH M and Frank Lloyd Wright Drive in Middleton are now in stable condition after being treated at a local hospital.

Police officers said the driver of the truck, who hit the pedestrians as they were trying to cross the street on April 21, was seen driving erratically on CTH M near Oncken Drive in Westport before the accident. Officers pursued the car, but ended the pursuit when they entered Middleton in order to avoid an accident. A few moments later, the truck driver hit the two female pedestrians.

If you have been the victim of any kind of car or truck accident due to the reckless driving of another motorist, the experienced legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you seek justice and compensation from the party responsible. Learn more about what we can do to help you by calling at (262) 248-5200 to discuss your legal options.

Motorist responsible for accident found with cocaine in vehicle

40-year-old Keith Acker of Lake Geneva drove into the exit sign of Pritchard Park, according to police. A witness, who was also a passenger in the car, says that Acker seemed to have suffered a seizure while driving, and hit the sign while unconscious.

When Acker was removed from the car to be taken to the hospital, police quickly discovered drug paraphernalia and a substance that, after testing, was revealed to be cocaine. Acker has been convicted of drug possession in the past, so he could face additional charges if convicted again. If convicted, potential penalties could include up to 3 years and 9 months in prison, as well as fines as high as $10,500.

Thankfully, no other vehicles were involved in this accident, but far too often, drivers who are under the influence of either drugs or alcohol cause significant damage to innocent and unsuspecting motorists. If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident caused by an intoxicated motorist, let the experienced legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® help. Call us today at (262) 248-5200 to learn more.

3 injured in SUV/U-Haul accident

A car accident involving an SUV and a U-Haul truck resulted in three people in the hospital, with one individual in critical condition. The accident occurred on a Saturday, March 19th, shortly before 12:30pm, in the town of Lyons.

When officials arrived at the scene, they were able to determine that the SUV crossed the double yellow lines and struck the U-Haul truck driving on the other side. The SUV was heading westbound on Highway 36 and was being driven by 70-year-old Philip Carney, a resident of Lake Geneva. Carney was critically injured and transported to the hospital by Flight for Life.

Carney’s wife, age 69, suffered from minor injuries as a passenger in the SUV. The U-Haul driver, 52-year-old Donald Watkins, also sustained minor injuries in the wreck. Both were admitted to the hospital for treatment.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, the experienced Lake Geneva car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you understand what legal rights may be available to you in your situation. Call us today at (262) 248-5200 to learn more about your options and what we can do to help you through this difficult time.

Lyons two-vehicle collision critically injures man

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin reported that a two-vehicle collision on Saturday, March 19, on State Highway 36 east of Overhill Court in the Town of Lyons has resulted in one man being critically injured.

According to preliminary investigations, 70-year-old Lake Geneva resident Philip Carney, Jr. was driving a 2003 Acura sport utility vehicle that was traveling west on State Highway 36 when it crossed over the double yellow center line and struck a 2006 GMC U-Haul truck that was operated by 52-year-old Burlington resident David Oliver Wilkens.

Carney suffered severe injuries in the collision and was airlifted to a local trauma center via Flight for Life. Carney’s front seat passenger and wife, 69-year-old Carol, suffered minor injuries in the collision and was brought to a local hospital for immediate treatment.

The agencies that responded to the scene of the accident included the Lyons Fire Department, Paratech Ambulance, and the Town of Burlington Fire Department.

Delafield crash kills preschool teacher

A accident involving a singe vehicle happened at around 12:00 p.m. on the afternoon of Sunday, February 7 near Milwaukee Street and Garrison Court in Delafield, Wisconsin has resulted in the death of one individual. The victim was identified as 69-year-old Janet Turnock, a resident of Delafield who lived on Fieldstone Road. Turnock worked as a teacher at Kettle Moraine Preschool and has been described as an active community volunteer by her friends and family.

According to preliminary investigations, Turnock had been the passenger in a vehicle that lost control on Milwaukee Street. The driver was unable to regain control before the vehicle crashed into a tree on the north side of the street, west of Garrison Court. The vehicle’s driver has not yet been publicly identified by authorities.

State and city police officials are currently investigating the accident to find out what factors of conditions may have contributed to the vehicle losing control.

Three-vehicle accident kills one

A three-vehicle crash on Main Street, west of Elmwood Avenue in the city of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin at around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, resulted in the death of one individual.

Police investigators have yet to determine the underlying cause of the crash, but they do believe that weather conditions may have been a contributing factor in the accident. The victim has yet to be publicly identified by authorities, as police are still investigating the accident and are reaching out to inform the victim’s loved ones.

Investigations into the matter will be conducted by the City of Lake Geneva Police Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Lake Geneva Fire and Emergency Medical Services Departments.

Our thoughts go out to all those affected by this tragic accident.

One dead in Dunn County two-vehicle collision

The Wisconsin State Patrol has reported that a two-vehicle collision occurred just before 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12 along Interstate 94 near mile marker 56 in Dunn County, Wisconsin near Elk Mound. The collision resulted in one fatality.

Upon arriving at the scene of the accident, police troopers discovered a Ford F-10 pickup truck and a 2015 Kenworth semi-truck stalled along the median. According to preliminary investigations, the pickup truck, which was headed west along the highway, veered out of control on the slippery road and crashed into a guardrail. After the initial collision, the pickup truck came to a stop in the westbound traffic lanes where it was struck by the semi-truck.

The pickup driver died of injuries sustained in the impact, while the driver of the larger commercial vehicle did not sustain injuries in the collision. The identities of the parties involved in the accident have not been released by local authorities pending notification of the victim’s family.

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