Kailee J. Mann, 18, Rib Lake, Austin G. Stahnke, 17, Medford, and Sterling A. Reilly, 17, Medford, were involved in an accident on October 23 at 3:40 p.m. on Hwy 64 in the city of Medford. According to the accident report, all three vehicle were eastbound on Hwy 64. The Mann and Stahnke vehicles were stopped in traffic waiting for another vehicle to make a turn. Reilly attempted to brake, but the brakes did not work. He tried again and the brakes worked, but it was too late to avoid colliding with the Stahnke vehicle. The impact pushed the Stahnke vehicle into the rear of the Mann vehicle, causing minor damage. The Stahnke vehicle sustained disabling damage to the front and rear. The Reilly vehicle sustained damage to the front.
Justin A. Dopkins, 32, Gilman, and a vehicle owned by Michael P. Schmitt, 74, Stetsonville, were involved in an accident on October 25 at 4:16 p.m. in the parking lot at Kwik Trip, 177 S. Eighth St. in the city of Medford. According to the accident report, the Dopkins vehicle was backing out of a parking space when it struck the Schmitt vehicle which was unoccupied and parked in a no parking zone. The Dopkins vehicle sustained damage to the driver’s side rear quarter panel and bumper. The Schmitt vehicle sustained damage to both passenger side doors.
Harlowe A. Schwartz, 84, Medford, and Morgan M. Sommer-Lassa, 25, Merrill, were invovled in an accident on November 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Seventh and Clark streets in the city of Medford. According to the accident report, the Schwartz vehicle was northbound on Seventh Avenue and making a right turn onto Clark Street. The Sommer-Lassa vehicle was eastbound on Clark Street and stopped for the stop sign at the intersection with Seventh Street. Sommer-Lassa stated she looked but did not see the Schwartz vehicle and, possibly thinking the intersection was a four-way stop, proceeded to enter the intersection where her vehicle collided with the Schwartz vehicle, damaging the front and left front corner. The Sommer-Lassa vehicle sustained minor damage to the right rear corner and right side rear. Looked but did not see by Sommer-Lassa was listed in the report as a factor in the accident.
Ann M. Heil, 52, Medford, was involved in an accident on October 29 at 5:43 p.m. on CTH O in the town of Hammel. According to the accident report, the Heil vehicle was eastbound on CTH O when the vehicle drifted off the roadway onto the south shoulder and struck a mailbox. Heil over-corrected and lost control. The vehicle crossed the center line and entered and passed through the north ditch before coming to a stop in a cornfield. The vehicle sustained minor damage to the right side front. Failure to control and being distracted by talking/listening to passenger or other non-motorist by Heil were listed in the report as factors in the accident. She was issued a citation for failure to keep vehicle under control.
A vehicle owned by U-Haul of Arizona, Phoenix, Ariz. and an unknown vehicle were involved in a hitand- run accident on November 4 at 6:30 a.m. on East Martin Avenue in the village of Stetsonville. According to the accident report, the U-Haul vehicle was legallyparked and unoccupied on East Martin Street when it was struck by an unknown vehicle which left the scene. The U-Haul vehicle sustained damage to the front and left front corner.
The following deer-related accidents were reported:
George D. Mathews, 38, Medford, was involved in an accident on October 20 at 5:14 p.m. on Sawyer Avenue in the town of Hammel. According to the accident report, the Mathews vehicle was eastbound on Sawyer Avenue when the driver swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle crossed the centerline and onto the north shoulder of the roadway. Mathews over-corrected and the vehicle crossed the center and into the south ditch, striking a mailbox and driveway culvert. The vehicle came back onto the roadway and slid across the centerline into the north ditch. Matthews left the vehicle in the ditch and did not notify law enforcement about the accident. The vehicle sustained damage to the front, left front corner and right front corner. Matthews was issued a citation for failure of operator to notify police of an accident.
Lynn S. Coyer, 55, Medford, on November 3 at 5:50 p.m. on Hwy 13 in the town of Deer Creek.
Jason J. Hraby, 43, Mosinee, on November 3 at 6:32 p.m. on Martin Drive in the town of Goodrich.
Nikkita M. Muehlbauer, 33, Medford, on November 4 at 5:25 a.m. on CTH O in the town of Little Black.
Mark E. Thompson, 62, Westboro, on November 4 at 5:40 a.m. on Hwy 13 in the town of Chelsea.
Darla M. Weber, 54, Medford, on November 4 at 7:41 p.m. on Hwy 13 in the town of Deer Creek.
William M. Cahoon, 30, Medford, on November 4 at 8:13 p.m. on CTH Q in the town of Medford.