Posted on May 22, 2012

On the evening of Thursday, April 26, a motorcycle collision with a car left three people injured—one critically—in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Responders from the Appleton Police Department arrived at the intersection of Northland Avenue and Meade Street around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday. A spokesperson for the department later told reporters that the motorcycle driver was heading east through that intersection when his vehicle hit the car traveling west.

Neither of the two motorcycle riders had been wearing a helmet. According to the Appleton Police report, both had serious injuries. Both the male driver and his female passenger were taken by ambulance to Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. At the Theda Clark Trauma Center, it was determined the passenger has sustained critical injuries.

The female driver of the car, aged 17, was not injured. Her adult male passenger, however, had suffered minor injuries and went to Appleton Medical Center for treatment.

It was not clear what factors contributed to the accident. Police say that alcohol does not seem to be involved.

In order to determine the cause of the accident, the Appleton Police Department’s Crash Investigation Team was called to the site. Police closed Northland Avenue’s eastbound lanes between Meade and Oneida Streets for several hours Thursday night while investigators worked.

Police have not released the names of the people involved in this incident. The accident remains under investigation.

The Appleton personal injury lawyers of Hupy and Abraham sends its wishes for a speedy and complete recovery to the three people injured in this unfortunate Wisconsin traffic accident. We think it’s important to remind all Wisconsin riders that using an approved safety helmet is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from injury in the case of an accident.