Archive for November 2011

Student killed in pedestrian accident

An 18 year-old high school student was killed this morning in a pedestrian accident in Sheboygan.

The teenager was walking to school when he was truck by a leaf collection truck operated by the Department of Public Works just before 9:00. He was across the street from his school.

The man was unconscious by the time paramedics arrived and died shortly after arriving at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. Sheboygan Police say he succumbed to serious head and internal injuries.

Reports show that no other vehicles or objects were on the road when the accident occurred that could have obstructed the driver’s or teenager’s view. Sheboygan police and troopers from the State Patrol will reconstruct the accident.

Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the young victim.

Former doctor sentenced to 5 years in prison

A former gastroenterologist from Marshfield will serve five years behind bars and ten years extended supervision after he plead guilty to four counts of second-degree sexual assault. The man admitted to assaulting female patients who were under anesthesia.

The first complaint against the doctor was in 2005. In 2009, a woman awoke from the sedative to find the doctor touching her sexually. He has since surrendered his medical license.

As part of his extended supervision, he must abstain from drugs and alcohol, undergo counseling, register as a sex offender, and cannot hold a job where he would have access to patients.

If you or someone you love has been a victim of sexual assault, contact the Lake Geneva sexual assault lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.

Malfunction responsible for motorcycle stunt rider’s death

The death of 32 year-old professional stunt motorcycle rider, Jim “The Real Death” McNeil, has been ruled an accident after his motorcycle experienced mechanical failure during a practice jump.

He died on Sunday morning from blunt force trauma to his chest and neck after he missed his landing. McNeil was in Fort Worth, Texas for an exhibition at the Texas Motor Speedway. He was an experienced rider and was wearing all his protective gear at the time of the crash.

McNeil had competed in five X-Games and was on the Boost Mobile FMX professional team for nine years. According to the tour manager, this is the first death in fourteen years.

Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.

Settlement reached in anthrax wrongful death lawsuit

A settlement has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit between the U.S. government and the widow of a man who died during the 2001 anthrax attacks.

The widow originally filed the suit in 2003, claiming the government was to blame because it was negligent in safely securing the anthrax disease at a military laboratory. In 2008, the FBI concluded that an Army scientist was responsible for mailing athrax-laced letters to media outlets and government officials.

Her husband was a tabloid photo editor and was the first to die from the attacks when a letter was mailed to the publishing office of the National Enquirer. Five people died and seventeen fell ill from the letters.