Two people hurt when car hit tractor in Juneau Co.

By: Jenny You Email
By: Jenny You Email

LYNDON STATION, Wis. (NEWS RELEASE FROM STATE PATROL) -- At 2:15 PM on Tuesday July 22, 2014 a crash occurred on CTH HH at 1/4 mile south of Dombek Road in JUNEAU County near LYNDON STATION.

Assisting agencies included Juneau County Sheriff’s Department, Lyndon Station Fire Department, Lyndon Station First Responders, Mauston EMS, and MedLink Air.

The crash involved 2 injuries.

The details of the crash are as follows:

On Tuesday July 22nd at 2:09PM the Juneau County 911 Dispatch Center received a report of a motor vehicle crash near N2381 CTH HH in the Town of Kildare. The crash involved a red Ford Escort station wagon and a red McCormick tractor which was operating an attachment for mowing the right shoulder of the roadway

The Ford Escort sustained severe front end damage when it impacted the rear left tire of the tractor which was traveling on the right shoulder of the roadway.

Both the McCormick tractor and the Ford Escort came to rest in the roadway causing CTH HH to be closed for approximately 4 hours to allow for investigation and removal of vehicles.

The driver of the Ford Escort was transported by EMS and later flown to UW Madison Hospital by MedLink Air. His condition is reported to be serious. The operator of the tractor sustained non-life threatening injuries and was released.

The crash is under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol. A reconstruction of the crash has been accomplished.

Unit 1: Passenger Car (1994 Ford Escort Station Wagon)
Driver: Gordon, James F
75 Year Old Male From Lyndon Station, WI
Injuries: Life Threatening
Transported To: UW Madison Hospital
Alcohol Use: No
Enforcement Action: Pending Investigation

Unit 2: Farm Tractor/Self Propelled (McCormick tractor)
Driver: Bachim, Douglas H
56 Year Old Male From Mauston, WI
Injuries: Non-Life Threatening
Transported To: Hess Memorial Hospital
Alcohol Use: No
Enforcement Action: No

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