DRIVERS BEWARE: Four crashes reported in Dodge Co. in just 24 hours

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DODGE COUNTY (WITI) — The Dodge County Sheriff’s Department is warning drivers after responding to four injury accidents in a 24 hour period!

On May 19, 2014 at 5:20 p.m., an injury crash was reported on Resthaven Road in the Town of Ashippun.

A 52-year-old Hartford man was driving a 2001 GMC truck pulling a trailer loaded with mulch.

As he was pulling into a private driveway, he struck a 53-year-old female pedestrian with the trailer.

The female was severely injured and transported to Aurora Summit Hospital.

On May 19, 2014 at 5:33 p.m., another injury crash was reported on State Highway 73 near County Highway DE in the Town of Calamus.

A 29-year-old female from Madison was northbound on State Highway 73 driving a 2013 Land Rover when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the centerline and entered the west ditch.

The vehicle stuck a culvert and then rolled.

The driver and sole occupant was transported to Columbus Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

On May 20, 2014 at 12:04 a.m., an injury crash was reported on State Highway 175 near Meridian Road in the Town of Theresa.

An investigation showed a 53-year-old male from Oshkosh was northbound driving a 1995 Buick on State Highway 175 and failed to negotiate a right hand curve, crossed the centerline and went into the west ditch striking a power pole.

The driver and his 43-year-old female passenger were transported to Aurora Medical Center in Hartford with non-life threatening injuries.

Another crash was reported on May 20, 2014, at 8:04 a.m. on Town Road MM near Coolidge Road in the Town of Ashippun.

A 17-year-old female from rural Neosho was westbound on Town Road MM when she lost control while negotiating a curve and entered the ditch rolling the 2008 Chevrolet  several times.

The female was the lone occupant and was transported to Aurora Summit Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“All occupants of the vehicles were wearing their safety belts which was likely the reason there were no fatalities. With the nicer spring weather, drivers must be aware of their surroundings, drive with caution and avoid distractions,” Dodge County Sheriff Pat Ninmann said.