Snowplow slams into car leaving 2 teens injured; plow driver cited
Legal News for Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorneys. A snowplow slammed into a car, leaving its two teenage occupants injured.
Wisconsin personal injury attorney alerts- crash involving snowplow left two teens injured.
Sheboygan, WI (News)—Two teens were hospitalized after a collision with a snowplow on Wednesday morning, February 10, 2010. The driver of the snowplow allegedly received a citation for “failure to yield the right of way causing bodily harm”, in regards to the motor vehicle collision (MVC) that occurred in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, according to information provided by SheboyganPress.com.
Sheboygan Police Department authorities allegedly reported 17-year-old Ashton Hoffman traveling westbound on Pennsylvania Avenue in a white Pontiac Grand Prix when his vehicle was struck broadside by a snowplow, driven by 36-year-old Kevin Hilbelink, which was pulling out from a stop sign at Water Street. Hilbelink allegedly admitted that he failed to notice the white vehicle against the snow and was also feeling tired at the time. Recent weather conditions have called for long work hours among snow plow drivers, seemingly leaving many with an apparent sense of fatigue.
Sheboygan Fire Department rescue crews responded to the scene to transport Hoffman and his passenger, 17-year-old Charnette Boyd, to Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Hospital to be treated by doctors and nurses after using the Jaws of Life to extricate them from the badly damaged vehicle they were traveling in. The teens reportedly suffered head and leg injuries in the motor vehicle accident, though it was noted that neither crash victim was listed as a patient at the hospital on Thursday. The Pennsylvania Avenue bridge was reportedly closed for approximately 45 minutes pending accident clean up and preliminary investigations.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyers.