By LeAnn R. Ralph
TOWN OF SPRING BROOK — Two female drivers were transported to area hospitals after the vehicles they were driving collided head-on on county Highway H south of Elk Mound June 2.
The crash happened at around 10:23 a.m. last Thursday on Highway H and 461st Avenue in the Town of Spring Brook.
One of the women, the driver of an Oldsmobile van, was trapped in her vehicle and had to be extricated.
According to a news release from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department, when emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the crash, they discovered that one woman had been able to get out of her vehicle.
Through the efforts of firefighters with the Menomonie fire department and the Elk Mound fire department, the woman in the van was extricated.
According to the news release, preliminary investigations revealed that the Oldsmobile van was traveling north on Highway H and that the Toyota car was headed south and was making a left turn onto 461st Avenue when it struck the northbound van.
Both drivers were the only occupants in their vehicles, and both drivers were wearing their seat belts, according to the sheriff’s department.
The woman who was extricated from her van was transported to an Eau Claire hospital by Lifelink helicopter.
The driver of the Toyota was transported to an Eau Claire hospital by the Menomonie ambulance service.
In addition to the Menomonie fire department, the Elk Mound fire department, Lifelink, and the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Dunn County Highway Department also assisted at the scene of the accident.
No accident report was available as of press time, so the names of the drivers, their ages and their addresses were not available.