The Hillsboro Fire Department and the Hillsboro Ambulance Service were kept busy Dec. 17 responding to three single-vehicle crashes in four hours after fresh snow fell in the Hillsboro area.
The crashes resulted in injuries to residents of Richland Center, La Farge, and La Valle. All were taken by ambulance to Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hillsboro.
In all incidents, both departments provided assistance to deputies from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.
• Eric Devine, 41, La Valle, was driving west on Co. V in the town of Greenwood when a cow ran into the path of his vehicle at 11 a.m.
Devine applied the brakes but was unable to stop before hitting the cow head on.
Devine was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.
• Two hours later, David Faber, 17, Richland Center, was driving south on Scratch Avenue in the town of Whitestown at 1 p.m. His vehicle went out of control on the snow-covered road.
Faber’s vehicle went over an embankment and hit some trees.
Faber was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.
• Two hours after that, at 3 p.m., Christal Cartwright, 56, La Farge, was driving east on Hwy. 82 near the intersection of Co. P in the town of Hillsboro at 3 p.m. Cartwright’s vehicle went out of control on the snow-covered road, went over an embankment and hit a tree.
She was wearing a seatbelt.