Icy conditions on Wis. bridge caused three crashes within 15 minutes
Legal News for Wisconsin Auto Accident Attorneys. According to WSP troopers, a total of seven people suffered injuries in three separate crashes in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin auto accident attorney alerts- Several people sustained injuries in three separate crashes, reported the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Janesville, WI—Ice covering an Interstate 90/39 bridge seemingly caused three separate single-vehicle crashes to occur within a span of approximately 15 minutes. The chain of accidents happened in Janesville, Wisconsin on Saturday morning, March 20, 2010, according to information provided by GazetteXtra.com.
According to Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP) troopers, the first crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. when a Beloit resident lost control of his sport utility vehicle on the I-90 bridge at mile marker 179. His SUV allegedly careened down an embankment, struck a tree and then eventually came to a rest in a field. Luckily, neither the driver nor his passenger suffered injuries in the incident.
At 6:39 a.m., 61-year-old Randall J. Perino also lost control of his SUV, causing it to veer into a ditch and overturned end over end, coming to a rest on its roof. Emergency medical services (EMS) crews seemingly responded to the scene to transport the driver and a passenger in his vehicle, identified as 53-year-old Marianne Perino, to Mercy Hospital, where they were reportedly treated for undisclosed injuries and subsequently released.
A third wreck occurred at 6:45 a.m., in which a 36-year-old motorist, identified as Ruben Castillo lost control of his Chevrolet Astro van, prompting it to rollover several times. There were eight people reportedly occupying the van at the time, five of whom suffered non-life threatening injuries. According to WSP authorities, three adults, including Ruben Castillo, 42-year-old Soledad Castillo, and 34-year-old Sanjuana Castillo, as well as two identified children, were taken to Beloit Memorial Hospital to be treated by doctors and nurses. It was unknown if any citations were issued with regards to the accidents. WSP officials apparently believed the icy roadways were to blame, though motorists were urged to heed caution when driving in wet, cold conditions.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Wisconsin Auto Accident Lawyers.