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Neenah man and boy die in Fond du Lac three-vehicle collision

A three-vehicle collision that occurred around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22 resulted in the death of two people. The accident occurred between Military Road and West Johnson Street in the northbound lanes of I-41 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

The accident also injured three people and closed the northbound lanes of I-41 for several hours. According to preliminary investigations made by the Wisconsin State Patrol, a 23-year-old Neenah driver slowed to a stop in her Chevrolet behind a semi-tractor trailer in front of her. Her vehicle was subsequently rear-ended by a Jeep operated by a 32-year-old North Fond du Lac man. The impact caused the Chevrolet to move forward and crash into the semi-tractor trailer.

A 35-year-old Eldorado man, who was a passenger in the Jeep, had to be airlifted to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah for treatment of his severe injuries. Meanwhile, the drivers of the Chevrolet and the Jeep were taken to St. Agnes Hospital for the treatment of their minor wounds.

A 26-year-old man and an eight-year-old boy, both passengers in the Chevrolet, were declared dead at the scene of the accident.

Two-vehicle accident kills one

A 28-year-old man from Hubertus lost his life in a car accident that occurred just north of Willow Creek Road on Appleton Avenue in Germantown last Tuesday, June 14. The accident occurred when the car he was driving crossed the center line and collided with a truck that was heading in the opposite direction.

The Germantown Police Department said the victim, identified as Joshua Michek, was declared dead at the scene of the accident despite the lifesaving efforts that members of the Germantown Fire Department made to revive him. The truck driver, a 52-year-old man from Watertown, was taken to Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls with non-life-threatening injuries. The Germantown Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the case to determine what caused the driver to cross the center line.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier are saddened to hear about this incident. Our condolences are with the family and friends of the victim as they mourn the loss of their loved one.

Family among victims in fatal Walworth County three-vehicle collision

A family that was on their way to a relative’s wedding in Sharon was killed, along with at least one other person, during a three-vehicle collision that occurred at Town Hall Road and Highway K in the Town of Sharon on Saturday, May 28.

The victims were identified as 26-year-old Carlos Venegas, his 27-year-old wife Maria Flores, and his two-year-old son, Carlos. The Venegas’ six-year-old daughter, Giselle, survived and was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where she was in stable condition as of last Monday, May 30. Sharon Fire and Rescue Chief Bruce VanderVeen said that the accident’s scene was the worst he has responded to during his 30 years in the profession. Relatives of the victims created a GoFundMe account for the family’s medical expenses.

Reverend Angel Anaya, pastor at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Delavan, said a funeral Mass would be conducted for the family on Friday, June 3.


4 time OWI offender may face hit and run charges

Thirty-year-old Edgerton, Wisconsin resident Ross Cotter-Brown is currently a suspect in a hit-and-run case in Middleton while he was driving with a revoked license. Brown was taken into police custody in March for his fourth offense of drunken driving and has been released from jail without being indicted.

Local authorities stated two young teens were critically hurt when they were hit by a truck operated by Cotter-Brown.

According to Dane County jail records, Cotter-Brown was arrested on March 23, 2016 for his fourth offense of operating while intoxicated.

Bill Ginsberg, Cotter-Brown’s legal counsel, revealed Cotter-Brown could possibly face a hit and run charge, among other charges.

With the legal assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced car accident attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier in Waukesha or in other areas of Wisconsin, you can effectively fight for justice from the individuals or parties responsible for your plight. Call our offices today at (262) 523-4700.

Delafield two-vehicle collision kills one

A two-vehicle rollover crash on Monday, May 2 on Highway 16 in Delafield, Wisconsin killed 76-year-old Berlin resident Paul Parsons, injured three other people, and shut down traffic at Highway 83 and westbound Highway 16 for several hours.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, a 30-year-old Waukesha resident lost his grip on the steering wheel of his vehicle, causing him to strike Parsons’ pickup truck. Parsons was airlifted via Flight for Life to Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee County where he later succumbed to his fatal injuries. The two children who were injured were passengers in Parsons’ vehicle, but there relationship to the driver remained unclear.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier realize how devastating and unexpected a death by a car accident often proves. Our thoughts are with the family of Mr. Parsons as they mourn the loss of their loved one.

Waukesha Students Injured in Crash

Five Waukesha teens were injured in a crash blocks away from their high school. The students, who attend Waukesha South High School, suffered serious injuries upon impact.

The five boys were headed to a local Dairy Queen for lunch when the driver lost control and hit a tree. The crash caused the car to be pushed back out into the street. Students were rattled after seeing their classmates in such a bad accident.

Emergency responders took four of the boys to the hospital by ambulance, though one was taken away by Flight for Life. Police believe that the incident was the result of the car traveling much faster than the 25 mile-per-hour speed limit and are urging students to slow down.

Our thoughts are with the victims of the accident and their families. Luckily, no other cars were involved in this particular wreck. If you have been injured in a crash due to a speeding driver, call Habush Habush & Rottier to speak to one of our experienced lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier today.

1 dead, 1 hurt in Town of Paris two-vehicle accident

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department in Wisconsin has reported that a two-vehicle accident at around 8 p.m. on Friday, March 25 in the town of Paris has resulted in the death of one person.

According to preliminary investigations, 27-year-old Hendrick, Iowa resident Ashley Bauer was heading north on Highway 151 in a white 2012 Dodge Ram truck pulling a horse trailer. At the intersection of Highway 151 and Clay Hollow Road, she crashed into the driver’s side of a black Volkswagen Jetta driven by 77-year-old Harrisburg, Oregon resident James Smucker. Orpha Smucker, a 66-year-old Harrisburg resident, was his passenger at the time of the crash.

James Smucker was declared dead at the scene of the accident following the crash, a report from the sheriff’s office stated. It was also stated that Orpha Smucker was taken to the Southwest Health Center in Platteville and later airlifted via Med Flight to Madison. Bauer and her two horses did not sustain any injuries. 

Honda to reimburse dealerships for financial losses

This month, Honda Motor Co. intends to initiate a reimbursement plan that will help both Honda and Acura dealerships recoup some of the financial losses they have experienced due to the widespread Takata airbag recall. The compensation plan aims to help dealerships regain some of the money that they have lost because of vehicles that cannot be sold due to this recall.

In January of this year, American Honda issued a halt on the sale of more than 1.5 million new and used Honda vehicles with model years 2007-2015. As such, Honda’s compensation program also plans to help dealerships offset floorplanning costs resulting from this temporary stop in sales. The company has not yet released any estimates of what this compensation plan could total.

As many as 29 million vehicles from various automakers have been recalled because of concerns related to potentially faulty airbag inflators manufactured by Takata. These airbags have the potential to inflate with excessive force, explode, and propel metal shards into the passenger cabin.


Waukesha pedestrian accident kills one

The Waukesha Police Department in Wisconsin reported on Friday, February 5, that 23-year-old Megan Bock was hit by a vehicle near Highway 164 and Sunset Drive at around 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 4.

Waukesha Fire Department battalion chief Joseph Hoffman said that bystanders came to the aid of the victim to the point of administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Hoffman added that bystanders were reliable in giving eyewitness accounts, providing law enforcement with “great information about what they had seen and what had they had been doing so far before [our] arrival”.

Sadly, despite the best efforts of those at the scene, Bock succumbed to mortal injuries later at the hospital she was taken to.

Police officials said that they have yet to make any arrests or issue any citations. Waukesha police accident reconstruction specialists are currently doing an investigation into the matter to find out what caused the vehicle-pedestrian accident in the first place.

Delafield single-vehicle accident kills one

A single-vehicle accident on Milwaukee Street at Garrison Court in Delafield, Wisconsin occurred at around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 7 and resulted in the death of one person and another sustaining injuries.  According to preliminary investigations made by the Delafield Police Department, a vehicle containing two individuals was seen on Milwaukee Street after the vehicle apparently crashed into a tree on the north side of Milwaukee, located just west of Garrison Court.

Several reports indicated that the vehicle sustained extensive damage during the collision. The driver of the vehicle survived the accident but is being treated for injuries as a result. The passenger did not survive and was pronounced dead due to the injuries she sustained in the wreck.

Police investigators from the Delafield Police Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department are still conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the accident or any factors that may have led to the collision.

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