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What Kind of Accident Happened on I-43?

Driving can be a hazardous activity. Every day accidents happen on the roadways in Wisconsin. These accidents can result in property damage, injuries and even fatalities. Because of the potential for car accidents to cause serious injuries, property damage, and fatalities, it is of the utmost importance that drivers practice safe driving when they are on the roadways. One aspect of safe driving is paying close attention to what is happening on the roadway. A recent accident demonstrates the importance of paying attention to what is happening on the roadways.

On Saturday, March 28, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of an accident on southbound I-43. The crash happened near North Avenue. The accident involved a semi truck. The semi truck had experienced a rollover accident and was laying on its side on the highway. When the semi truck rolled over, it spilled the contents of the truck. The contents of the truck was 55,000 pounds of cheese. The driver of the semi truck was transported to the hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. Fortunately, the driver only suffered minor injuries in the course of the accident. No other injuries or property damage was reported to have resulted from the crash. Following the accident, traffic was diverted off of the freeway so that crews could clean up the accident scene, including the spilled cheese.

This accident shows the importance of paying close attention to the roadways. Because the other drivers were paying attention and noticed the tipped over semi truck and spilled cheese, further accidents and injuries were avoided. Drivers should always practice safe driving such as avoiding distracted driving activities, traveling at a speed in accordance with the speed limit and safe for weather conditions, and paying close attention the roadway. By doing these things, drivers can help keep the roadways safer for all.


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