By Adam Hocking
HANSEN — A 31-year-old Vesper man and ten-year-old Vesper boy remain in critical condition as of 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning after their horse-drawn wagon was struck from behind by a pickup truck on Friday night at 5:59 p.m., causing them to be ejected from the wagon.
The Vesper man and boy were traveling north on County Highway HH in the town of Hansen when their wagon was struck by the truck, driven by a 31-year-old Necedah man, according to a release from the Wood County Sheriff’s Department. The Vesper man and boy were transported to Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield and sustained severe injuries, the release said.
Alcohol, the release said, is believed to be a factor in the crash. The driver of the pickup truck did not need medical treatment. The release also said that the back of the wagon did not have any lighting, which is thought to have been a factor in the incident.
The crash is still under investigation, the release said. The Wood County Sheriff’s Department is not releasing names of those involved in the crash at this time.