She was 23 years old and had been hired to teach music at a Wisconsin elementary school. But she'll never be able to give the gift of music to children, her father said at a sentencing hearing for the man accused of killing her while driving drunk.
When you first hear the phrase "digital child," you might think of a computer game or perhaps a youngster spending too much time online. In reality, a digital child is part of a breakthrough in car accident injury research.
In some wrongful death cases involving tractor-trailers, it isn't only the trucker who can be at fault when he drives impaired, distracted or while fatigued and causes a truck accident. The company that hired him can also be responsible for the damages inflicted on innocent people.
The news swept through the community last week: at the conclusion of her widely publicized trial, the La Crosse County deputy sheriff was found not guilty of vehicular homicide.
Here in La Crosse, we know as well as anyone the dangers of sidewalks and parking lots left to ice over in the winter months. They're difficult to walk safely over and can cause serious injuries when someone slips and falls on them.
Crashes on interstate highways are some of the most violent traffic accidents anywhere. The collisions can cause serious injuries in the blink of an eye. When the crashes involve tractor-trailers, the consequences are typically even worse.
Cars, pick-ups, SUVs, motorcycles and tractor-trailers are all dangerous machines. They get us from place to place at high speeds, so when two of them collide, there's a real danger of serious injuries.