July has been named one of the most deadly months on the roadways. With the increase in traffic due to the holidays and other summer festivities, there is also an increase in motor vehicle accidents that occur. With the increase in traffic, it is especially important that drivers pay close attention to the roadways and adhere to all traffic laws. A recent accident in Cedarburg, Wisconsin demonstrates the importance of following traffic laws.
On Thursday, July 3rd, an accident occurred at the intersection of Granville and Washington Avenue in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The accident occurred around 5:30 pm after a driver failed to stop at a stop sign. Because of the driver’s failure to stop, the driver collided with another vehicle that was traveling on the roadway. The force of this collision caused the second vehicle to strike a nearby business.
Law enforcement officials and Flight for Life were called to the scene of the accident. Tragically, the injuries the occupant of the second vehicle sustained in the accident resulted in his death. The driver of the vehicle that failed to stop at the stop and his passenger were also transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle has since been cited for failing to stop at a stop sign resulting in great bodily harm. The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the tragic accident.
This accident demonstrates the importance of adhering to all traffic laws. By making sure that you are vigilant, practice safe driving and avoid all distracted driving activities, you can help keep the roads safer for everyone.