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Officials also involved in snow crashes

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Gazette staff
February 12, 2008

Slippery, snowy conditions last week led to a few accidents for officials, too. Here are some examples from Janesville police and Rock County sheriff’s departments’ reports.


-- A Milton resident’s car that was parked on Highway 14 west of Scharine Road in Bradford Township suffered extensive rear-end damage when a snowplow blade struck it. The car was buried in snow and not visible to the plow driver, who was knocking down and clearing snow in the shoulder. The car was unoccupied.


-- A Janesville squad car in need of a snowplow’s help got more than it asked for. The squad was stuck Sunday morning in a snowdrift on Austin Road near Mineral Point Road. A snowplow blade sideswiped the driver’s side of the squad car as the plow was attempting to clear a path for the squad.


-- The “wind” was too much for one woman headed southbound Saturday night on Highway 14 at County O in Janesville. The driver struck a Rock County Sheriff’s Department car, which was parked legally on the opposite shoulder. The driver claimed a gust of wind pushed her over, causing the collision. The driver told authorities she was going about 20 mph. She was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions.



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