On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, a two-vehicle accident occurred on northbound Interstate 43 in Hales Corners. One of the vehicles collided with a tree, while the other vehicle ended up submerged in a pond. Motorist Jacob Saxton was driving down the freeway with his girlfriend when he witnessed the accident. Mr. Saxton checked on one of the vehicle’s passengers. After determining that passenger was all right, Mr. Saxton jumped into the pond to assist a 52-year-old woman who was exiting her vehicle, pulling her from the water and assisting her back to dry land. Mr. Saxton’s girlfriend was not surprised by his actions, stating “You have to know Jake. He is a very helpful person and very kind.” Authorities are still investigating the accident.
The Wisconsin automobile accident lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran commend Mr. Saxton for his quick thinking and selfless actions. We seek to prevent vehicle accidents. In fact, we are involved in a campaign to end vehicle accidents caused by distracted driving, such as texting while driving. Blue thumb bands are available for drivers to show their pledge to not text and drive. Visit our office at 11063 West Bluemound Road, Suite 205, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 53226, e-mail our office at email@example.com, or call our office to get the thumb bands. Also, if you know of a school or group looking to have a distracted driving presentation provided, please contact us and one of our attorneys would be happy to provide a free presentation and thumb bands.