Because many people in Wisconsin spend a great deal of their time behind the wheel of a vehicle, some drivers may take the act of driving for granted. It is so commonplace, many overlook the potential harm they could cause if they do not remain vigilant and focused on the task at hand at all times. Unfortunately, one family has experienced firsthand the harm that an accident can cause after they lost a family member in a fatal car crash.
A driver likely makes hundreds of decisions while navigating Wisconsin roadways. Many of these decisions are relatively unimportant, but others may have life-or-death consequences for both the individual and those he or she may encounter. In fact, police believe that a driver's failure to yield the right-of-way resulted in a fatal accident.
Most drivers in Wisconsin are safety-conscious. They follow traffic safety recommendations and generally drive in a way that attempts to prevent them from causing an accident. Unfortunately, some people are not always able to protect themselves from the negligent acts of others. In fact, recent reports indicate that a fatal accident was caused by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol.
Many drivers likely think little of briefly crossing a fog or dividing line in a roadway. Unfortunately, something that may seem insignificant can ultimately have serious consequences, including resulting in motor vehicle accidents. In fact, states like Wisconsin have created Move Over Laws that require drivers to slow down or change lanes when they come across maintenance or emergency vehicles with flashing lights. Unfortunately, a recent accident demonstrates the harm that failing to do so could create.