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Alcohol Blamed in Crash Involving Two Wisconsin Teens

Posted on Mar 10, 2012

According to a Wisconsin State Patrol report, two teenagers were injured after crashing their car close to Tomah on Sunday, February 26. The car crashed off to the side of Interstate 90.

The State Patrol said in a news release that the driver was a 19-year-old La Crosse female, and that her passenger was an 18-year-old male from Tomah. The two were heading east in the early morning, when the driver lost control of the vehicle at about 6:13 a.m., causing the car to leave the road and crash in an embankment. 

The young man from Tomah was thrown from the car on impact, and the State Patrol confirmed that he was later transported to Gunderson Lutheran hospital with life-threatening injuries. There was no update on his condition as of press time for the news agency reporting the story.

The driver sustained non-critical injuries, but she was transported to Tomah Memorial Hospital, rather than Gunderson Lutheran.

Authorities have not yet released the names of the two teens involved in the accident, preferring to wait until the families have been fully notified. At the time of the report, it was unknown whether the two were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash, but a State Patrol spokesperson asserted that alcohol is suspected to have played a role.

The Madison car accident lawyers of Hupy and Abraham extend their wishes that the two injured teens undergo a speedy recovery from this accident. We also want to take this opportunity to remind drivers of all ages that driving after drinking is never socially responsible behavior.

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