Wisconsin drivers have more experience driving through the snow than their counterparts elsewhere in the country, but that doesn’t mean they are impervious to car accidents. The increased prevalence of icy roads, coupled with snowstorms and low visibility are a recipe for numerous car crashes. This is all without factoring in the people who still feel the need to drive recklessly during the winter months.
Each winter there are multiple pileups on Interstate 43, going east near Highway 100. One such crash has resulted in a rollover in the past. Unfortunately, this accident was fatal. There have also been crashes on Interstate 94 in Yorkville, a part of Racine County, one of which the police reported as also being snow-related. This crash tragically also resulted in death. Besides these deaths, there has been a great deal more accidents and crashes that result in injury and potentially massive automobile damage.
Personal injury car crashes are no laughing matter, and we caution residents of Wisconsin to keep safety in mind when going out on the roads after a snowfall. Even if the roads have been plowed, we’re all familiar with that nearly-invisible ice that can turn a peaceful country drive into a slippery nightmare.
If you are venturing out to drive in the snow, make sure you are prepared. It might seem like a lot to ask, but it helps keep you safe and it also doubly ensures the safety of the other Wisconsin motorists you share the road with. Practice winter driving safety tips and keep a winter driving survival kit handy. These can be the very things that save your life or help you save someone else’s. These are long winter months, but do your best to stay vigilant, attentive, and aware as you use Wisconsin roads.
They say we can still expect plenty of snow this winter, and as Wisconsinites, we’re all used to it. If you’ve suffered personal injuries as a result of someone else’s reckless driving, or if you have been caught in a vehicle pileup, give us a call today to learn more about how we can assist you.