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Wisconsin child sustains life-threatening injuries in car crash

A four-year-old Wisconsin child clings to life after a two-vehicle auto accident this past weekend about 170 miles east of La Crosse.

The crash near Fond du Lac was just before 8 p.m. Sunday, leaving six people injured, law enforcement officials said.

The Kiel child and two young siblings were in a Cadillac Escalade with their mother, 33, when a Reedsville man, 24, in a 2009 Toyota Tundra pick-up truck headed west failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign and hit the Cadillac headed south on Wisconsin 32/57.

The driver of the Toyota pick-up was later arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and causing great bodily harm, according to a statement from the Calumet County Sheriff's Department.

The mother was transported with a two-year-old child by ambulance to a hospital in Appleton. They both had injuries not deemed to be life-threatening.

Another child, just one year old, was taken by ambulance to a medical center with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

The four-year-old was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Green Bay with life-threatening injuries. The genders of the children were not released by law enforcement officials.

The driver of the pick-up was also injured. He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

In these kinds of cases, well wishes go out first and foremost to the injury victims. We hope for their speedy and full recoveries from their injuries.

We also hope that the person responsible for these serious injuries and the trauma accompanying this kind of experience is held both criminally and financially responsible for the damage done.

Source: "Kiel child critically injured in accident," May 14, 2012

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