Driver Charged In OWI Accident On Hoan Bridge

A man has been charged with an OWI after a Saturday evening crash on the Hoan Bridge that closed the road for more than an hour and caused a secondary crash.

According to officials, the crash happened about 11:20 p.m. Saturday evening when a 51-year-old man was allegedly speeding north on the bridge. He apparently hit a retaining wall and his vehicle rode on top of it for approximately 300 feet, before striking a lamp post.

Both the driver and the passengers had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Milwaukee Fire Department. They all suffered injuries, although none were reportedly life-threatening.

Officials said both speed and alcohol were believed to have factored into the crash. The driver is facing his second OWI, along with citations for an OWI causing injury and an OWI refusal.

A secondary crash occurred as a driver hit the brakes to avoid the first crash and was rear-ended by another driver. No one was injured and no tickets were issued in that crash.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a crash caused by a drunk driver, you may have cause to file a personal injury lawsuit. Contact the Wisconsin drunk driving victim attorneys at Godin Geraghty Puntillo Camilli, SC today to discuss your case with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.


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