Aug. 2, 2012
Five people were injured as the result of an Appleton car accident that occurred earlier this week. According to Fox 11, the crash happened at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon along Highway 42 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
A spokesman from the Two Rivers Fire Department, Lt. Lee Stadler, stated that the vehicle carrying the five victims approached a tractor from behind. When the driver attempted to pass the slow-moving vehicle, the tractor’s operator attempted to turn off of the highway, hitting the passing vehicle in the process.
The front seat passenger of the car was severely injured and was airlifted to an Appleton, Wisconsin, hospital. The driver suffered an eye injury and was taken by ambulance to a Two Rivers medical facility for treatment. Three young passengers in the backseat also suffered from injuries that required hospitalization.
Troopers with the Wisconsin State Patrol say that they will continue to investigate what factors led to the accident.
Statistics show that slower-moving traffic is often the cause of an accident. This is why the personal injury attorneys based in Appleton with Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham say that it is important to slow down and drive defensively around slow-moving traffic. Be sure and allow plenty of space between your vehicle and the slower-moving cars, and wait to pass until a safe opportunity arises.