UPDATE: Woman Cited in Town of Port Crash that Injured Four

The 36-year-old mother was driving with her two children in the car when she failed to yield at a stop sign.

A 36-year-old Port Washington woman was cited in a crash that injured her children as well as a 73-year-old West Bend man.

The crash occurred at 8:42 a.m. Aug. 15, according to an Ozaukee County Sheriff's blotter report. Three ambulances responded to the crash at the intersection of Highway H and Highway B, just north of the city, according to Port Police Capt. Mike Davel.

The 36-year-old mother was driving one vehicle, with two passengers — her children, ages 4 and 7. The second vehicle was driven by the West Bend man. Ozaukee County Sheriff's Capt. Jeff Taylor said the injuries were not life-threatening.

One of the children sustained a head injury; both children were transported from the scene by ambulance to Aurora Health Care in Grafton, and later by Flight for Life to Children's Hospital.

According to Sheriff's blotter report, the 36-year-old failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection, causing the crash. She was cited for failure to yeild.

MINDY August 15, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Oh my - I hope everyone is ok! That poor mother had to be beside herself worrying about her children in 2 different choppers and then having been taken away herself in an ambulance. Prayers for that young family!!! I really wish something would be done with that intersection; its terrible! My husband rolled his truck twice there 3 years ago this fall, my son & dog were also in the truck. And again the fault was with an older person not stopping on B.
JB August 16, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Yes, that intersection is very dangerous and we go thru it all the time. When headed north on B after coming to a stop, you can barely see enough of H to your right to know when it's safe to proceed. There is a slight rise on H just before that intersection making it very difficult to see and the problem is made worse by tall weeds in summer and snow piles in winter. The highway dept. should really take a good look at what can be done to improve visibility.
Bridgett Bartlein Drews August 16, 2012 at 01:55 PM
I'm glad everyone will be ok! Also the intersection of Hwy. KK & H is also dangerous you can't see what is coming around the curve on H! Do you know anything about the rollover accident on Hwy. KK just north off LL on saturday early afternoon
Russ August 17, 2012 at 01:09 PM
I think you better wait until the accident report is released as I have heard a different set of facts concerning the accident.
A.S. August 17, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Glad to hear everyone will be ok! We live close by to that intersection and drive through it everyday. The morning of the accident we drove by, it looked awful. I'm so happy everyone is ok. I know someone who rolled his car there in the winter. The highway dept. should really do something about that intersection!
Terry August 22, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Not to sound crass, although that is how some will view it, but she was cited for failing to stop for the stop sign. I hear a lot about how all of this is the intersections fault. A wide open intersection with broad fields of view. A intersection posting about two point two accidents a year according to previous articles. At the end of the day, it was a driver failing to stop that caused this accident. Lets try not to over react. I do hope everyone involved will be all right.
Joe S. August 22, 2012 at 11:33 AM
I think you're commenting on the wrong thread, as this intersection is not "wide open with broad fields of view"............
Sally August 22, 2012 at 11:45 AM
What do you mean "again the fault was an older person"? Did you even read this article? The 36 year old woman didn't stop-the "older person" was an innocent victim!! Got a problem with older people lady?
Annie Bahringer August 22, 2012 at 03:20 PM
It is a bad intersection but Terry has the point to be made: Stop signs mean to Stop: Not slow down, not yield. STOP. Not very many people stop at them anymore. My niece was killed because some kid her age didn't stop at his stop sign and hit her head on. Please, three seconds to come to a stop, look and then proceed. Please. STOP.
Terry August 22, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Ah yes, this was the wrong thread. But, it still is hard to base the discussion on visibility when the cause of the accident, according to the violation issued, was not stopping in the first place.


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