Posted on Apr 27, 2012

A one-vehicle car accident on Thursday, April 19, left a husband and wife both seriously injured and hospitalized. The accident occurred when Wauwatosa residents Corrine and Jim O’Brien were heading west down Wisconsin Avenue and lost control of their vehicle. 

At around 11:45 in the morning, at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and West 76th Street, the O’Brien’s car went off the road and struck a house. According to Assistant Fire Chief Jim Case, the car “hit a house, bounced off the house and hit a tree. The tree stopped any further travel.” According to Case, rescue crews has to cut away at the tree in order to rescue the victims from their car. 

Two paramedic teams and a fire unit were at the scene to assist, and it is speculated—though unknown—that a pre-existing medical condition may have been a factor in the accident.

A media relations specialist at Milwaukee’s Froedhert Hospital, Nalissa Wienke, stated she would not access or release any detailed information regarding the extent of the patients’ injuries, or how the outlook is at this time. We do know that Corinne O’Brien is still in critical condition, while her husband Jim has been upgraded to satisfactory condition.

One of the O’Briens’ oldest friends, Sandy Klug, has written to newspapers to ask readers to keep the couple in their thoughts and prayers. Said Klug, “They are good people.”

Investigations are continuing into the cause of this Wisconsin car accident.

The Madison personal injury lawyers of Hupy and Abraham express their wishes for the O’Briens’ speedy and thorough recovery.