An auto accident on Man-Cal Road just east of Wisconsin 57 in Holland, Wisconsin landed three teenage boys in the hospital. According to a statement from Captain David Konrath, Sheriff of Brown County, officers were called to the scene on Wednesday, February 15. The officers found that a Kia sedan had driven into a ditch, grazed a utility pole, and struck a culvert.
The three teenage boys in the car at the time of the accident received injuries sufficient for admission to St. Vincent’s Hospital. Capt. Konrath characterized their injuries as “non-incapacitating.” A subsequent press release from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office says “All three occupants suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.” Further details about their conditions are not available. The names of the legal minors are not being released at this time.
According to reports, the driver was a 16-year-old from Brillion traveling west on Man-Cal Road when he lost control of the car. The car sped through a stop sign and into a ditch. Then it sideswiped a utility pole and crashed into a culvert.
Both the driver and one passenger, a 14-year-old Brillion boy, were wearing seat belts. A second passenger, a 15-year old from Forest Junction, was not wearing his belt and was thrown from the vehicle. The crash deployed the car’s air bags.
The investigation for this collision is still underway. At this point, there is no report that alcohol was involved in the crash. However, investigators claim that traveling too fast for road conditions was one component of the accident. No criminal charges have yet been filed against the driver.
The attorneys and staff at the Appleton office of Hupy and Abraham wish the young men a speedy recovery to health. They would like to remind drivers that extra caution may be required on Wisconsin roads in the hours just after sunset this time of year. Maintaining a safe speed for road conditions is essential for avoiding a serious car accident.