5 injured in 4 crashes in 24 hours

Sheriff says seat belts saved lives
5 injured in 4 crashes in 24 hours

Five people were injured in four crashes in 24 hours in Dodge County, according to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Patricia Ninmann said everyone involved was wearing seat belts, which likely prevented fatalities.

The first crash was reported Monday at 5:20 p.m. when a 52-year-old Hartford man driving a truck pulling a trailer loaded with mulch struck a pedestrian while pulling into a private driveway. The crash occurred on Resthaven Road in the town of Ashippun. The 53-year-old woman was severely injured and taken to Aurora Summit Hospital.

At 5:33 p.m. another crash was reported on State Highway 73 near County Road DE in the town of Calamus. A 29-year-old Madison woman was driving north on Highway 73 when she lost control of her SUV, crossed the centerline, entered the west ditch, struck a culvert and rolled. She was taken to Columbus Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

On Tuesday at 12:04 a.m. deputies responded to State Highway 175 near Meridian Road in the town of Theresa for a report of an injury crash. Investigators said a 53-year-old Oshkosh man was driving a car north on Highway 175 when he failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the centerline and struck a utility pole in the west ditch. The driver and a 43-year-old female passenger were taken to Aurora Medical Center in Hartford with non-life-threatening injuries.

Another crash was reported at 8:04 a.m. on Town Road MM near Coolidge Road in the town of Ashippun. Deputies said a 17-year-old girl from rural Neosho was driving west on Town Road MM when she lost control while negotiating a curve, entered the ditch and rolled her car several times. She was taken to Aurora Summit Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sheriff Ninmann said drivers should drive cautiously and be aware of their surroundings as warmer weather arrives.