The weather has begun to get nicer in Wisconsin. With the return of the warmer weather, there typically tends to be an increase of motor vehicles on the roadways. While driving is oftentimes a necessity to get from place to place, it can also be dangerous. Motor vehicle accidents can cause property damage, serious injuries, and even fatalities. Because of the dangers associated with driving, it is important that all drivers practice safe driving. Recently, a tragic accident occurred in Waukesha County.
The accident occurred on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 around 11:30 pm. The accident occurred on I-94 near Meadowbrook Road. The accident occurred when a vehicle that was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes struck a vehicle that was traveling eastbound. A witness to the accident stated the vehicle, which had been traveling in the wrong direction, had pulled over to the side of the freeway. The witness called 911 to informal law enforcement officials of what was happening. After the witness made the 911 call, the wrong way vehicle, instead of turning around and starting to travel in the correct direction, drove into the fast lane of traffic, still traveling in the wrong direction.
Law enforcement officials were called to the scene of the accident. Tragically, officials pronounced the driver of the vehicle, which had been traveling in the correct direction, dead at the scene of the accident. Officials transported the driver of the other vehicle to the hospital for treatment for severe injuries that were sustained in the accident.
Law enforcement officials from the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office are still investigating the cause of the accident. Following the accident, the freeway was closed for around four hours to allow for clean up and investigation into the cause of the accident.