Wis. driver involved in 4 crashes in 7 minutes, alcohol involved
APPLETON, Wis. - An Appleton driver who was involved in four crashes in seven minutes has suffered life-threatening injuries.
The Wisconsin State Patrol says the 23-year-old was driving in Outagamie County early Sunday morning when he struck a guardrail. He then rear-ended two vehicles and continued driving.
Moments later he struck a traffic standard in the median of a county highway and ended up eastbound in the westbound lane. There he struck three vehicles head-on.
At that point the man's vehicle came to a stop. Emergency personnel responded and took him to a hospital.
One driver had serious but non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was hurt.
The crashes took place in a four-mile span.
The State Patrol says alcohol may have been a factor.