Accidents on I-90 in Madison, Wisconsin
Despite a number of crashes and accidents in the area recently, the Interstate 90 (I-90) in Madison remains one of the safer highways in the state. In fact, the I-90 has been ranked number one in Wisconsin for traffic safety since 2009.
59-year-old man killed in two-vehicle crash near Tomah
Among the numerous accidents involving multiple vehicles that hit the roadways in Columbiana County on a single afternoon last Friday, the most notable was a two-car collision in the 21600 block of Highway 50. The incident caused both lanes to be closed for nearly two hours while the State Patrol, police and other first responders attempted to assess the situation. A few hours later, both lanes were reopened. One driver, identified as Bryan Keith Murray of Columbiana County, died from injuries sustained in the collision. Other victims were taken to local area hospitals. The most common injuries were minor bruises and lacerations.
The Wisconsin State Patrol is currently investigating the crash. A black Jeep SUV was involved in the wreck. The vehicle is said to be carrying four passengers, including the driver. The vehicle has an Illinois license and was driving east on Highway 50 when it collided head-on with a semi-truck. The truck is said to have been operating on a high speed cruise control when it veered into the wrong lane.
Semi truck rolled over on I-39 in Madison
During the afternoon of September 12th, a semi truck rolled over on Interstate 39 in Madison, Wisconsin. This caused a huge commotion and significant delays in traffic. The accident has been investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and will be reviewed by a bridge inspector. The bridge will remain closed until further notice.
During the investigation, the driver of the truck was found to be hauling 2,000 pounds more than the load weight limit. The driver had three prior citations for defective brakes. He was arrested and held in lieu of bond.
Preliminary autopsy results have been released, and preliminary findings indicate that the victim died from injuries. The crash was reported at 11:45 a.m. and the wreckage was cleared by 1:05 p.m.
The driver of the car was from Elkhorn, Wisconsin. The man was known for picking up litter in the area. The driver was not injured.
Another vehicle was involved in the crash. It hit the debris from the bridge. The other driver, a juvenile, was taken to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford. The juvenile was later transported to the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
EMS, DeForest Fire and State Police assisted in the rescue
EMS, DeForest Fire and State Police have been hard at work since the crash was reported on a late Tuesday evening. This was a three hour operation, with two EMS units and one Fire unit dispatched to the scene. The following day was a much quieter affair. All parties are expected to be safe and sound. EMS has reported no injuries at this time. Fire units were assisting with minor damage in the area. The following morning the area was back in business. This is a far cry from the aforementioned hulk. The following day the following night is expected to see an improvement on the score reported in the previous day. The following day’s total EMS call volume was at a healthy level.
There is no definitive answer to the following question: What is the best time of day for traffic? There is also no consensus on the actual length of the time on the following day.
Democrat lawmakers worry expansion of a highway from Madison to Illinois might be delayed or delayed
Democrat lawmakers are worried that the expansion of a highway from Madison to Illinois could be delayed if they can’t pass a state budget. Illinois’ Republican governor, Bruce Rauner, has been battling Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan over the state budget.
The state is underfunded by $96 billion in employee retirement systems. The teachers’ pension system is one of the biggest contributors to the debt.
Illinois has some of the highest property and sales tax rates in the nation. As a result, local communities are looking for new ways to raise money. They fear that their revenues could drop by as much as 20 percent. A new home rule measure would allow communities to raise more money through local taxes and fees.
The measure also eliminates a portion of the property tax that is earmarked for education. The Illinois Municipal League, a statewide advocacy group, is pushing for the measure, which would double the number of communities eligible to apply for home rule.