Posted on Aug 23, 2011 reports that a 66-year-old Mishicot man suffered injuries in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning at the intersection of Wisconsin 310 and Woodland Drive, according to the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department.

The man was traveling eastbound on Wisconsin 310 when a northbound vehicle hit his car, causing it to spin and overturn, landing on its roof. He was transported to Aurora Medical Center with cuts in his arm and a sore left shoulder.

The man in the northbound vehicle, 86 years old, of Manitowoc, was not injured. He was cited for failing to yield the right of way. Both drivers had been wearing a seat belt.

As is often reported in the media, failure to yield the right of way and sudden crossings of the median are frequent causes of accidents, often with terrible consequences. As these types of crashes take both drivers by surprise, there is no time to slam the brakes or make an emergency maneuver to avoid the collision or limit its impact.

As to why so many drivers cause these accidents, it is hard to draw any conclusions. It may have to do with distraction, a medical issue, fatigue or any other cause that cannot always be accurately pinpointed in subsequent police reports.