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Chaseburg girl injured in Hwy. 162 crash
boardman accident
A six-year-old Chaseburg girl was injured in a single-vehicle crash on an icy stretch of Hwy. 162 in Bergen township Feb. 24. She was not in a child safety restraint. - photo by Contributed/Vernon County Sheriff's Office

A six-year-old Chaseburg girl was injured Feb.  24  in a one-vehicle crash in Bergen township.

According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office in Viroqua, the girl was identified as the daughter of the vehicle’s driver, Jana Boardman, 28, of Chaseburg.

At approximately 8 a.m., Boardman was driving west on Hwy. 162 when she lost control of her pickup truck on an icy stretch near Hunder Coulee Road.

The vehicle spun and struck a bridge rail along the highway’s south side. It then traveled  backwards across the highway and struck the opposite bridge rail.

The girl was transported by Tri-State Ambulance to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse with non-life-threatening injuries.

Boardman was not wearing a  seat belt, and her daughter was not in a child safety restraint. The driver’s side airbag deployed, but the child’s weight was insufficient to activate the passenger seat’s airbag sensor system.

In the press release,  Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reminded the public of the importance of life-saving child safety restraint systems, and that using them is the law.

Assisting at the scene were the Stoddard-Bergen Fire Department and First Responders.