Release date: September 7, 2018
Wisconsin State Patrol dash cam video captured a crash along I-41 in Outagamie County Tuesday night. Law enforcement officials say the incident illustrates the importance of the state’s Move Over Law and the dangers posed by impaired or inattentive drivers.
The crash occurred about 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday (September 4, 2018) along southbound I-41 near Kaukauna. A trooper stopped a Toyota Corolla to issue the driver a warning for a defective headlight. Moments after returning to his police cruiser, a southbound Pontiac crossed the fog line, just missed the police vehicle and struck the Toyota.
The driver of the Toyota was transported to a local hospital with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening. The driver of the Pontiac was not seriously injured but faces several charges related to the incident. The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the crash.
Wisconsin’s Move Over Law requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down when approaching emergency responders, tow trucks, utility or highway maintenance vehicles stopped along a roadway with warning lights flashing. More information on the Move Over Law can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website.
To access the video:
1. Go to this link: ftp://ftp.dot.wi.gov/dbm/bs/ccs/DashcamCrash/
2. Place the mouse cursor over the file/link titled “Crash.mp4”
3. Right click and select the option to “Save target as” (or similar verbiage)
4. Select an appropriate location on your computer or network to store/download the video file
For more information, contact:
WisDOT Office of Public Affairs