Tuesday, May 20, 2014

5-21-14 dodge county-four separate injury crashes in last 24 hours

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has responded to four separate injury crashes within the last 24 hours.   On May 19, 2014 at 5:20 PM, an injury crash was reported on Resthaven Road in the Town of Ashippun.  A 52 year old Hartford man was driving a 2001 GMC truck pulling a trailer loaded with mulch.  As he was pulling into a private driveway, he struck a 53 year old female pedestrian with the trailer.  The female was severely injured and transported to Aurora Summit Hospital.  On May 19, 2014 at 5:33 PM, another injury crash was reported on STH 73 near CTH DE in the Town of Calamus.  A 29 year old female from Madison was northbound on STH 73 driving a 2013 Land Rover when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the centerline and entered the west ditch.  The vehicle stuck a culvert and then rolled.  The driver and sole occupant was transported to Columbus Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.   On May 20, 2014 at 12:04 AM, an injury crash was reported on STH 175 near Meridian Road in the Town of Theresa.  Investigation showed a 53 year old male from Oshkosh was northbound driving a 1995 Buick on STH 175 and failed to negotiate a right hand curve, crossed the centerline and went into the west ditch striking a power pole.  The driver and his 43 year old female passenger were transported to Aurora Medical Center in Hartford with non-life threatening injuries.  Another crash was reported on May 20, 2014, at 8:04 AM on Town Road MM near Coolidge Road in the Town of Ashippun.  A 17 year old female from rural Neosho was westbound on Town Road MM when she lost control while negotiating a curve and entered the ditch rolling the 2008 Chevrolet  several times.   The female was the lone occupant and was transported to Aurora Summit Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Sheriff Ninmann states “All occupants of the vehicles were wearing their safety belts which was likely the reason there were no fatalities”.  Sheriff Ninmann added, “With the nicer spring weather drivers must be aware of their surroundings, drive with caution and avoid distractions”.   

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