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Man in Intensive Care After Dodge County Bicycle Crash

Posted on May 12, 2012

A Horicon man remains in intensive care unit after a bicycle crash in Dodge County.

The Wisconsin bicycle-car accident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the intersection of Decora Road and County Trunk TW in the town of Hubbard. Thirty-four-year-old Jeremy Ward of Horicon was riding his bike west on Decora. He failed to stop at a stop sign before turning onto southbound County Trunk TW. As he turned, the bicyclist was struck by a Ford Mustang traveling north.

Mr. Ward was taken to Beaver Dam Hospital and was then transported by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee where he is in intensive care. Neither the driver of the Mustang, Dale Bath, 55, nor his passenger, Linda Bath, 55, both of Mayville, were injured in the accident.

The accident remains under investigation.

About one of every ten Wisconsin bicycle accidents involves a car; half of these accidents occur at intersections. Although Wisconsin drivers should watch for bicyclists, cyclists can take extra precautions to avoid accidents and injury at intersections. Our Milwaukee car accident attorneys offer these tips for Wisconsin bicyclists.

  • Increase your visibility: Equip your bicycle with reflectors and front and rear lamps; wear bright-colored, reflective clothing.
  • Adjust your lane position at intersections in order to be more visible to drivers.
  • Follow all traffic laws.
  • Always ride with traffic.
  • Use extra care at intersections and always check for on-coming traffic before turning regardless of who has the right of way.
  • Take a defensive-riding class.
  • Wear a helmet.

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