Crossing Guard Struck by Vehicle

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On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, a crossing guard was working at the intersection of Northway and Arrowwood in the Village of Greendale. Around 8:30 a.m., as the crossing guard raised her portable stop sign to halt traffic, an 87-year-old driver disregarded the sign, entered the intersection and struck the crossing guard. The crossing guard was taken to Froedtert Hospital with significant injuries. Fortunately, no children were in the intersection at the time of the accident.

The Wisconsin personal lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran encourage drivers to obey all traffic signals, including portable signals from crossing guards. We also want to prevent distracted driving, such as texting while driving. In fact, we have joined with the Journal Broadcasting Group (“JBG”), including Today’s TMJ4, 620 WTMJ AM and the Lake 94.5 FM, as well as other sponsors, for the Band2Gether campaign, an effort to reduce distracted driving. The campaign is running from now until approximately the middle of October. Drivers can visit one of the JBG stations’ Facebook pages, “like” the page, and take the Band2Gether pledge to not text and drive. Drivers can then register for an IPad mini weekly giveaway. Drivers who visit and “like” the Samster, Konkel & Safran Facebook page and the other sponsors’ Facebook pages can register another entry for the IPad mini giveaway.

We will also have blue Band2Gether thumb bands for drivers to show their commitment to not text and drive. Drivers can visit our office at 1110 North Old World Third Street, Suite 405, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203, e-mail our office at info@skslawyers.com, or call our office to get a Band2Gether thumb band. Please also watch for our public service announcements regarding the Band2Gether campaign on television, radio and the internet.

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