Woman transported by Flight for Life after accident in Burlington

Credit-Racine County Sheriff's Office

Credit-Racine County Sheriff’s Office

BURLINGTON-On September 9, 2015 at 8:00 am the Racine County Communications Center received a call of an injury accident on Pine St and the STH 83 Bypass in the Town of Burlington. Initial report was that there was an operator that was injured and trapped.

Racine County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene and found it to be a car and semi tractor trailer involved. The injured operator of the car had gotten out of her vehicle and first aid was being administered by off duty medical personnel. Two small children had also been in the car strapped into their car seats. The children did not appear to have any injuries but were transported to Children’s Hospital as a precaution.

The female operator of the car was transported to Memorial Hospital of Burlington and then transported to Froedert Hospital by Flight for Life helicopter for serious injuries. The operator of the semi was not injured.

Initial investigation showed that the semi was making a left turn off of the bypass to head north on Pine St., when it failed to yield the right of way for the car that was heading west on the Bypass.

The operator of the semi was cited at the scene for Failure to Yield Right of Way While Making a Left Turn.