The winter has arrived in Wisconsin. With the arrival of winter also comes the arrival of winter weather. Winter weather includes snow, ice, sleet, and other conditions. Winter weather can be hazardous for drivers on Wisconsin’s roadways. Because winter weather can make driving extra hazardous, it is important that drivers always practice safe driving when they are on the roadways. Recently an automobile accident occurred involving a snowbank.
The accident happened on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 around 3:30 pm. It occurred near Sherman Boulevard and Florist Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Law enforcement officials believe the accident occurred when a driver lost control of their vehicle. When the driver lost control of the vehicle, they struck a snowbank. After striking the snowbank, the vehicle rolled, struck a fence and struck a utility pole. The vehicle had a couple occupants, who were partially ejected from the vehicle as a result of the collision. Additionally, the driver of the vehicle had to be extricated from the vehicle following the accident. The driver was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The passenger did not go to the hospital following the accident.
Winter weather can create hazardous conditions on the roadways. Because of this it is important that drivers practice safe driving as car accidents can have serious consequences. Some consequences from car accidents include property damage, injuries and even fatalities. Drivers can practice safe driving by avoiding distracted driving activities, such as using the phone while driving or eating while driving, traveling at a speed that is in accordance with the speed limit and weather conditions, and using protective equipment, such as seat belts. By ensuring that they practice safe driving, drivers can help make the roadways safer for themselves and others.