It might appear to be a heart-wrenching decision to choose to donate your child's organs after a fatal accident, but the decision is actually an easy one to make, according to one mother. She lost her two teenaged children in a car accident last year.
The scene was horrific after a recent single-vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 90-94.
It has happened here in Wisconsin and it happens elsewhere, too: after a vicious incident or two of dog bites, the media focuses attention on the problem. And then that attention fades and many people forget about the issue until the media refocuses on it.
Perhaps the most critical factor in a collision between vehicles is speed. The laws of physics dictate that a fast-moving vehicle will typically cause greater damage to people and property than a slow-moving one.
Driving is a huge responsibility and should not be taken lightly. Even professional drivers say that a small mistake can cause a car accident, resulting in serious injury to a driver, as well as any passengers in the vehicle. Because the driver is the one considered responsible for the welfare of all passengers in his or her vehicle, it is critical that he or she pays close attention to the road and avoids distractions whenever possible.
Anyone who lives in Wisconsin knows that the roads can be treacherous in the winter months. When it snows, drivers need to watch out for reduced visibility, obstacles in the roadway and hidden ice underneath snow. Failure to adjust speed and style of driving for road conditions can result in a serious accident impacting one or more vehicles.
At the time of his injury, he was in college, playing the sport he loved: football. He was a tough young man determined to never let an injury stop him from competing.
There is perhaps no greater heartbreak in this world than that of parents who lose a child. That's the burden a Walworth County family -- parents and siblings of the child killed by an alleged OWI driver -- has been grappling with since September of last year.