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Teenager Suffers Serious Injury in Farm Equipment vs. Vehicle Accident

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Anyone who’s driven in rural areas understands that the obstacles that one will encounter are quite different than what one will face in a city.  However, that doesn’t mean that drivers don’t need to exercise the same degree of caution, as they do.  That fact was unfortunately reinforced recently in an article published by WiscNews.com, which told of a teenager who was seriously injured in Madison in a driving accident.

A 15-year-old Loganville teen is recovering at home after a van rear-ended the farm machinery he was driving Friday evening on State Highway 23.

At 8:18 p.m., the 911 dispatch center received a report of an accident on Highway 23 north of Elder Ridge Road, Lt. Jeff Tobin of the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department said in a press release. A horse-drawn planter driven by Steven V. Hershberger was traveling north when it was struck from behind by a van driven by Bonnie J. Anderson, 69, of Reedsburg.

Hershberger was thrown from the planter and sustained serious injuries, Tobin reported. He was taken to Reedsburg Area Medical Center and later transferred to University of Wisconsin-Hospital in Madison.”

Obviously, there are laws in place to protect this young victim.  If you have been injured in an accident, contact a Madison personal injury lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today to schedule a free initial consultation.