One injured in Clark County accident
For the Hub City Times
EATON — One person was injured after a two-vehicle accident on State Highway 73, near State Highway 98, in the town of Eaton.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of the crash at about 12:10 p.m., Dec. 14. Deputies say that a vehicle driven by Charles Suda, 82, was traveling west on State Highway 98 and stopped for a stop sign at the State Highway 73 intersection. Suda then turned north bound in front of a semi being driven by Brandon Le Sage, 32.
The semi hit the rear of the SUV and caused it to enter the east ditch and flip onto its side. The semi also entered the east ditch and flipped onto its side. Le Sage was not injured and was able to exit his vehicle. The Greenwood Area Fire Department was able extract Suda and a passenger out of the vehicle; the passenger was transported to the Marshfield Medical Center.
State Highway 73 was blocked for several hours while cattle were unloaded from the semi-trailer. Failure to yield right-of-way appears to be a factor in the accident.
The semi driver is from the Abrams area and was wearing a seatbelt. The SUV occupants are from the Greenwood area and the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and his passenger was.
The Greenwood Area Fire and Ambulance Service responded to the scene with the Loyal Area Ambulance, Neillsville Area Ambulance Service, the Life Link III helicopter, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wisconsin State Patrol. An investigation is continuing by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol.