Woman, children in car-buggy collision go home

2013-05-06T00:00:00Z 2013-05-06T11:32:07Z Woman, children in car-buggy collision go homeLee Newspapers La Crosse Tribune
May 06, 2013 12:00 am  • 

All but one of the people involved in a car-buggy crash in Trempealeau County on Friday have been released from the hospital.

David and Lydia Wengerd, 37 and 38 and both of Osseo, Wis., along with seven children, suffered injuries and were transported to Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Whitehall and to the Mayo Clinic branch in Osseo, according to Trempealeau County authorities.

David remained hospitalized with lower leg injuries that will require additional surgery, according to a Sunday night update.

It was unclear how many people had been transported to each hospital, though a receptionist at Tri-County said Sunday that no patients involved in the crash remained at that facility.

Two spokespeople for Mayo Clinic, Paul Meznarich and Susan Barber-Lindquist, said they could not provide any information, citing company policy that restricts the release of any details until patients sign a consent form.

Few new details were available Sunday about the events that led up to a vehicle striking the back of a buggy Friday night on U.S. Hwy. 53 east of Whitehall.

The buggy was hit about 10:18 p.m. when Bradey A. Engen, 19, of Strum failed to yield for the slow-moving vehicle, according to the sheriff’s department.

Engen was not injured. Inattentive driving contributed to the crash, according to the department. The case will be reviewed by the district attorney’s office.

Court records show Engen has two speeding tickets, including one for traveling 17 mph above the speed limit in 2011 in Trempealeau County, and a misdemeanor conviction for failing to report an accident. The sheriff’s department did not say whether speed played a factor in Friday’s incident.

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    afmom05 - May 06, 2013 11:17 am
    Makes me sick to read about these accidents, so easily avoidable if people just wake up and slow down. Hope this punk has good insurance. I live in a mostly Amish area and I only know of 1 buggy/vehicle crash in the last 8 years that I've lived here. Prayers for the family and quick recovery
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