On April 15, 2013, at 7:22 a.m., a vehicle driven by Inocencio Hernandez-Bautista of Sparta, Wis., was eastbound west of Schaffner Lane in the Town of Trempealeau, when he stopped in the lane of traffic, wanting to turn left into a private driveway and waiting for westbound traffic to clear. Timothy Fitzpatrick of Dodge Wis., who was also eastbound, rear-ended Hernandez-Bautista’s vehicle, entered a ditch, struck a utility pole and stopped in the ditch.
Hernandez-Bautista’s vehicle spun across the westbound lane and stopped on the road’s shoulder.
Both drivers were treated at the scene by Trempealeau First Responders, Trempealeau Fire Department and Tri-State Paramedics, then taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The accident is under investigation.